Worst-implemented business requirement ever

The award has to go to the implementation team behind Microsoft Word’s Reading view. It’s the default view in which documents open in recent versions of late, unless you find the tick-box in the options menu that saves you from the pain.

I’m genuinely hoping that the technical implementation missed the mark by a long shot, because getting the technical implementation so woefully wrong would be way more forgivable than anyone writing such dreadful business requirements.

I opened a twelve-page document today, which displayed across 154 "screens", the first two of which were visible on opening the document. The first screen was entirely blank; the second contained a single word, wrapped over two lines.

Dreadful.

By Dan on 14 April, 2008 · Posted in Tech stuff

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