There Comes a Time


In every project, there’s a point where you have to stop tweaking this and touching up that little bit of behavior and focus on just fixing bugs.  If you don’t, then you never ship.  Nadyne gave some of the details over on mac mojo.


Well, we’re getting close to that time with Mac Office 12.  In honor of nearing such a milestone, I prepared something for our program management friends.  These are the folks who are responsible for designing how the various features are supposed to behave from the user’s point of view.  It’s a suggestion box, and it looks like this:



Mind you, this suggestion box is for PGM use only.  Think of it as my way of saying that now is the time for us to shut up and listen to the real users who are trying out the product during the private beta.


Enough fun.  I need to get back to fixing bugs.


 


Rick


Currently playing in iTunes: Beautifully Broken by Gov’t Mule (w/ George Porter Jr.)

Comments (5)

  1. nadyne says:

    I’ve got a nice acoustic version of that song.  Remind me to play it for you the next time that I’m up in Redmond.  🙂

  2. Rick Schaut says:

    Is that Warren Haynes’ version from "Live at Bonnaroo"?

  3. nadyne says:

    No, it’s from one of the local radio stations (KFOG), which puts out an annual benefit CD of acoustic live performances:

    http://www.kfog.com/music/lfta/volume9.asp

  4. Hi Rick,

    Love your blog.

    Did Office 12 fix the bug where if you had a lot of sub-documents in a master document, the document map is unreadable due to 1-3 pt text?

    I can provide a complete document (300 pages, 35 sub-documents) which suffers this issue on Office 2004. The document is out there in the real world, so there’s nothing particularly sensitive about its content.

    Not being able to use the document map during edits is a PITA.

    Andrew

  5. Rick Schaut says:

    Andrew, we’ve done some work on the document map, but I don’t know if that particular issue is addressed.  Do you have a link to the document?