Okay, so I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.
I used to intuitively understand computer software. Now I don't. It’s an awful feeling. If I were not completely reliant on my computer, I would smash it into tiny little pieces and dance over its remains. I didn’t want to spam the boards with questions, so I tried to just give a brief sketch of the issues I’m having. If you could just help me with one of these things—hell, even if it's just to give me a link to a video or a tutorial—I’d be grateful.
First, I’m really confused about the difference between templates, projects, and files. It seems to me that templates are like prearranged folders, subfolders and tables with notes on how to format everything, and projects are the content. This should be obvious, but it confuses me. When I click file-->save, does everything in the project save? Do I need to save my files individually? Can I port the content from a project from one template into another?
Then there’s the whole issue of backing everything up. I need to operate from more than one computer, and just browsing this site, I’ve seen a lot of people talking about USB drives. I felt it would be better to use a Cloud, for the sake of keeping the file paths the same on every computer. Is this a bad idea? Are there any useful tips you can offer to help me make sure I can safely back up my projects? Personal preferences? Things to avoid?
I’ve used Microsoft Word for ages. I know it’s not perfect, but I’ve grown very fond of it, and the transition is not going well at all. When I try to import my Word documents, I get a ton of formatting errors. Combing through them all is tedious and frustrating and insanely time-consuming. Am I doing something wrong? How can I fix this?
Finally, there’s the corkboard. I like the idea of it, but I hate everything about the cards: the size, the spaces between them, the little blue lines, the default fonts. I know it’s silly, but this is a big deal to me. There are instructions for customizing the corkboard, but I can’t find anything that applies to the Windows version. Am I overlooking something right under my nose? Is there a workaround?
I apologize for the length of this post, but I really do appreciate your time. I just need some personal advice from other humans, you know?