WHY I HATE MICROSOFT, PART 12783
I just spent half an hour discovering why the "style" command wasn't working working properly with its keyboard shortcut.
It turns out that when you turn off the formatting toolbar, command-shift-S no longer allows you to apply a style by typing. You are sent to the Style Gallery where you have to click things by hand. (Typing the right keys in succession doesn't work -- only the first keystroke counts. What genius thought of that?)
I would also like to punch in the shoulder the software mangler who decided that when you type in part of a style name, you are obviously trying to create a new style, not style the paragraph according to the style name. It wasn't like that in Word 5.1.
I would also like to sock in the jaw the software mangler who decided that every time you try to restyle a paragraph in the style it nominally has, you want to update the style using the paragraph's current formatting, rather than restyle the paragraph back to its canonical formatting. You have to click a button now to prevent this from happening. In Word 5.1 there was a helpful command that allowed you to redefine a style those few times you actually wanted to.
Engineers ought to be forced to deal with the wasted time their stupid decisions cause. When they build a ramp badly, so traffic always stacks up, they should have to suffer like the people wasting their lives in their cars suffer. Isn't that fair?
I wish Microsoft would quit changing things just so they can sell more software. I also wish they would quit intentionally confusing things so that they can sell more tech support.
God I hate them.