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New (maybe) Microsoft Word feature

  • New (maybe) Microsoft Word feature

  • Grant Clough

    Member
    October 12, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    I was editing a document in MS Word online today and noticed the inclusiveness options in the editor settings. This might be a good alternative to paying for Textio.

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  • Gerry Crispin

    Member
    October 13, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Interesting

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  • Chris Hoyt

    Organizer
    October 13, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Please tell me you’ve already run it through the tests?

    Might be fun to take some jd’s and run them through Word and with a colleague who still has the $100k a year vendor they’re using for the same thing.

    So….?

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    • Grant Clough

      Member
      October 13, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      I have not yet had the opportunity to do a detailed analysis.

      While working on a process document, I did discover that my use of “alumnus” was gender bias.

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  • Gerry Crispin

    Member
    October 14, 2020 at 8:46 am

    I try but don’t always remember my Latin – Alumnus, Alumnae, Alumni in order to avoid a gender error.

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    • Grant Clough

      Member
      October 14, 2020 at 9:23 am

      “Alum” was actually my suggested alternative.

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  • Shannon Pritchett

    Member
    October 14, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I like this effort, but I’m curious to learn the research behind this. For example, the word “alumnus” wouldn’t dissuade me from applying. At least not that I know of …

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    • Grant Clough

      Member
      October 14, 2020 at 9:55 am

      I’m pretty sure it is because “Alumnus” is a male gender specific word. I also didn’t realize this until I was flagged.

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      • Shannon Pritchett

        Member
        October 14, 2020 at 10:56 am

        I often regret not taking Latin courses in high school

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    • Grant Clough

      Member
      October 14, 2020 at 9:55 am
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  • Shannon Pyle

    Member
    October 15, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Hi Grant,

    Does MS Word, the desktop version, have this same setting (inclusiveness options)? I’m having trouble finding it, so thought I would ask. Thanks!

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    • Grant Clough

      Member
      October 15, 2020 at 9:12 am

      I looked, but wasn’t able to see this feature. The other thing to consider with using the app as opposed to the online word is that the app can have different update versions, but the online one should be the most up-to-date.

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