[KLUG Advocacy] Office 12 Has Font Preview!

Mark imagineer66 at comcast.net
Mon Sep 19 22:14:45 EDT 2005

Word has had a print preview and WYSIWYG since the early- to mid- '80s
before there was a GNOME, KDE or OOo.  IIRC, Word was the original
WYSIWYG. I know WordPerfect's print preview wasn't even WYSIWYG at that
point.  Tex, LaTeX and the other "document processors" idea of preview
as print-it-then-you-will-know-what-it-looks-like.  

>> from http://www.macintouch.com/pchistory02.html
Steve Jobs And Proportional Fonts

Daniel P. B. Smith
If any single person can be credited with innovating proportional fonts
into the personal computer world, it would be Charles "Hungarian
Notation" Simonyi. He worked at Xerox PARC on the GYPSY and BRAVO
projects, the first WYSIWYG editors as we know them (proportional fonts,
images, and WYSIWYG viewing).

He then joined Microsoft and proceeded to incorporate many of these
ideas into Microsoft Word, first released in 1983 (a year before the

> Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> This from a review of Office 12 - "new live previewing of 
> font and layout
> choices, which should cut out the endless stream of "let's try
> this...no...undo...let's try something else""
> Office 12 is going to support font and layout preview! Wow!!! 
>  Just like most
> GNOME apps do now.... and OOo has for a long time.  Simply amazing!
> Sorry, couldn't resist.
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