Little did I know my saga would continue this afternoon. Since I planned to spend some time in a medical office, with no wi-fi (Why is it that the smallest little dirthole garage, tire shop you-name-it services privide free wi-fi, but medical offices where you likely spend 10x as much don’t? Oh, well…) I synced up a few Word documents to my thin little Vostro 13, and was ready to stay productive offline.
Something’s not right. I have the free Office 2010 beta version which downloads components on initial load, but this is taking forever. Oh, no:
Abort. Internet connection lost, Word cannot be opened. Oops. No, the connection has never been lost, there’s none at this place, which is why I keep Office and local documents on this laptop in the first place. I understand it wants to update, but it should be able to start without anyway. MS Office is a desktop, “offline” package, after all.
If I can’t use it without being online, I just lost the very reason to use it at all.