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Working With Floppy Disks in Microsoft Office

Rule #1:  Don't do it!

Floppy disks are the worst form of document storage imaginable. Here's why:

Doug Robbins, Microsoft Word MVP, commented on this article:

You forgot Rule 2

Rule 2 - See Rule 1.

One reader, D. Rahim, recommends:

"Using a memory stick/portable USB. This is what we are using in classrooms across America & in business. Those floppies are truly dead for the first time in years & have been replaced with USB.

I demand my students buy 128/256 MB memory sticks for class because they hold 10 times more. But you should remind everyone to be careful when caring for them. Always keep them 3 to 4 inches from your cell phone, credit cards, garage openersanything with a chip because your USB can & will demagnetize your cell phone & you'll lose all your phone numbers, passwords, etc."


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