…The person I was talking to responded (quite seriously) that WYSIWYG means “What You See Is What You Get”, not “What They Get”, that Word actually renders the document on screen based on the capabilities of the default printer on that computer, so that you should expect the same document to print differently on different computer+printer configurations.
Funny. Not long ago I printed something out that was composed on Word on Windows but was printing out no my Linux computer using Openoffice.org. It came out different (slightly longer, as I recall, than the original). Someone at the time blamed that on “Linux not being ready for the desktop.”
WACK!!!! (That’s me figuratively slapping that person upside teh head….)
Go read JH’s analysis of WYSIWYG in Word on Windows here at Linux in Exile.