I am bad at doing layout. Very bad. Just so you know. I have no clue how to do different page numbers for different text sections in Word, how to make a table of contents that isn’t wonky, or how to use headers. And don’t get me started on stylesheets and similar horrors, I am clueless about them and I hope I won’t ever have to change that.
Unfortunately, my Paper of Doom requires a good layout. Now, I asked StoicDad to help me, because he works with computers every day. I asked him last week. I asked him yesterday. And the day before. And I asked him today. Do you think he helped me? Nope. He even manages to make me feel like I’m nagging. I NEED to get that layout done, I can’t hand the paper in with crappy page numbering and faulty headers! However, I’m all on my own. If I flunk this they’ll make me feel like a total failure, but helping me to prevent that? Like Hell!
I tried internet tutorials, but my Word is set in Dutch while the tutorials are all in English, and I also have Word for Mac which is different from the usual versions of Word you can find tutorials for. Not to mention that because I am a clueless noob when it comes to formatting text, all those clever tips you find on help-forums don’t make sense to me anyway.
If I am to fail this paper AGAIN, not because I didn’t do enough research but because of faulty layout (in other words, because StoicDad couldn’t bring himself to do the formatting for me) I am going to kill someone! *frustrated*
On a more positive note, I am going to No.7 today for sex, pizza, a LOTR marathon, and Silmarillion reading sessions. If that can’t cheer me up, nothing can. And possibly one of his geeky computer-loving friends can be convinced to format my Paper of Doom for me, which would be awesome.