Everything I’m reading about the implementation of list- and outline-numbering in Microsoft Word is leading me to believe that there is no practical way to implement a truly automated comic book writing template for that program. I may already have taken the project as far as it can go in Word. One article *on Microsoft’s own site* claims the numbering scheme in Word creates so much havoc that some corporations have either refused to update their software beyond Word 97 or have switched to WordPerfect.

At the same time, I’m discovering that something may have gone wrong with the database for this blog — the database being the container for all the content — and I can’t figure out how to fix it. Whatever the damn problem is, it’s preventing me from making some changes and enhancements here that might really be fun for all of us. The solution may be to restart the blog at a new URL and just let this location continue to exist as an archive. Unless I can somehow import the current content into a new database, that’s what will have to happen.

2 Responses to “Frustration”

  1. Starocotes Says:

    Hi Steve

    if there is anything I can help you with regarding the site and the database just let me know.

  2. Dave Kopperman Says:

    Have you thought about switching to a scriptwriting app instead? They’re usually expensive, true, but there’s a Freeware one called ‘Celtx’ that’s so good and so complete that I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop on it. After over a year of using it, I’m pleased to say it’s the best softare of its type I’ve ever seem, free or otherwise. Complete character databases, really slick automatic formatting, etc.