"Upgrade your document to the latest version of Google documents." and now there's no way to delete it.
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Describe the steps you took that produced this error: Open an old format document
Copy and paste any error messages: "Upgrade your document to the latest version of Google documents."
As have been discussed at length here there are numerous reasons NOT to convert documents.
Do you people honestly not realise how patronising this is? "There's no possible, logical reason you could enjoy using our old version, so we're going to do everything possible to force you to upgrade!" Our inability to dismiss this gold bar - trivial as it probably seems to you, and really, is - is yet more proof that after months, maybe years, of being repeatedly told WHY people aren't switching, you haven't heard a thing.
1. Non fixed-width page. I will never use your fixed-width page, and until you provide a non fixed-width option, I will not switch.
2. Lag. It takes forever to load a page in the new version. It causes my computer to lag because of the second-by-second update on what my collaborators are writing, which I do not want or need.
3. Visually unappealing. Extremely so.
In addition to that, I downloaded Chrome (which I also find visually unappealing) to try the Adblock workaround to get rid of the bar...and I can't figure out how to make it work. Did you disable that, too? (Willing to admit that maybe I'm just not getting it, but I followed the directions!)
PLEASE, Gdocs staff. Some of us prefer the classic look. It works for what we use it for. We are not ASKING for your new features, or for support. We just want to be able to keep using the version that WORKS for us. And again, it is incredibly patronising that all you can do is virtually pat us on the head and say "oh, you're so silly. Try it, you'll like it!"
We did try it. We didn't like us. Stop trying to force us to switch.
I want the dismiss option back. I don't want to change to a fixed width document.
I don't want to update, my writing/editing partner finds that the whole process lags her computer until at 5,000 words, when it freezes and doesn't work at all. Which when you're a novelist is NOT helpful.
Give me back my dismiss and leave my docs alone. I don't want to update. I don't want new features. I just want it how it was and to be allowed to leave it like that.
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