Typewriter Repairman Promoted
UPDATE at 9/13/04 7:00:32 pm:
And, as several LGF readers have pointed out in email (and I just confirmed), the other “expert” trotted out by CBS, Richard Katz, said:
“There is one document from May of 1972 which contains a normal ‘th’ at the top. To produce that in Microsoft Word, you would have to go out of your way to type the letters and then turn the th setting off or back over them and type them again.”
This is an improvement. They’ve gone from being ignorant about the existence of Word’s automatic superscripting feature to being ignorant about the dead simple way to defeat it.
As you’re typing a phrase like “187th,” you simply leave a space between the ‘7’ and the ‘t.’ If you later (say, after typing the rest of the memo) decide it doesn’t look quite right, you click to put the cursor there and hit the Delete/Backspace key.
One click and one key press. I’ve gone a lot farther out of my way than that, just answering this silly flimflam.