Kevin McAllister on Tue, 9 Oct 2001 19:40:17 +0200

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Re: [PLUG] John "MAD DOG" Hall in Philadelphia 10/10 (fwd)

On Tue, 9 Oct 2001 wrote:

> There are Linux-based applications that read and write files in Word format. Word is also
> a business standard. Wouldn't it be better to follow the path of Samba and embrace Word
> instead of avoiding it?

most of the apps that read and write files in word format don't display
the same cross platform.  And of course if you tweak your MS word settings
it can severly impact a documents ability to display an idea effectively.
I would imagine that if a Marketing person wanted to do their job
effectively they would ensure that all platforms could view the
information as he inteneded.  A more effective standard like
html, postscript, or adobe's pdf would have served this person much better
as all on the list and across most business communities would have
something to read the document and see it layed out as intended.

> (This is an e-mail sent from Win98SE. This will post immediately, while the the one sent
> from Linux took a day to show up.)

There is obviously something either mis-configured somewhere, or you have
an expectation that is counter to the way your Linux system was set up.

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