More Microsoft “innovation”

One of the features touted in the upcoming Office 2004 for Mac is the on-the-fly-editable Page Layout view in Excel. Too bad Gates’ Macintosh Business Unit is only 13 years behind the times.
From Bob Hearn, co-creator of ClarisWorks, as posted in a MacInTouch reader report:
bq. Another of MS Office 2004’s touted “key features” is more than a bit behind the times. I must admit that I like the idea of a live, fully-editable Page Layout view, as Excel now has. I like the idea so much that I put that feature in ClarisWorks 1.0, in 1991 – for all document types. It has been in every version of ClarisWorks and AppleWorks since then. You can see comparison screenshots at: “A Brief History of ClarisWorks.”