What Work Is
Solution? Think fast. I had to buy and install Word and am retyping the entire manuscript into my laptop. What, you ask, have I been using for word processing on the new computers? Appleworks. I've been thinking that I should buy Word but I never got around to it, and the book was so close to "completion" on the old computer that I decided not to transfer it to my new computers. I figured I would just final-edit and proof the manuscript "in place" and start new projects on the new computers--which is what I have done.
Had I tried to make the switch--I had plenty of time to try--I might have figured out several months ago that it was impossible and been able to proceed at a more leisurely pace.
I'm sure there is a more elegant solution than what I have elected to do, but as must be obvious, I am not particularly clever and buying the right software and plunging ahead seemed the simple solution.
At least, it was a solution that I understood.
The good news is that I am more than halfway through after installing Word yesterday afternoon and begining to type.
I haven't slept much, though.
I really am too old for this.