I'm having to recreate a bunch of sales sheets in Word and Excel, and all I can say is how the hell did Microsoft become the dominant software company on the planet? Just changing the borders around a group of Excel cells takes a dozen clicks. Edit the embedded Excel sheet inside Word, and when you return to Word it's been shrunk down. And Merge Cells? Right there under alignment and spacing, duh.
Sheesh, how do you people deal with this steaming pile every day?