From: Dom Lachowicz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 16 2002 - 09:59:13 EDT
On Tue, 2002-04-16 at 05:30, Alan Horkan wrote:
> maybe not StarOffice
> they follow the RFT standard exactly, but Microsoft does not follow the
> standard (and we chose to follow MS) so it breaks.
> But besides plaintext, Rich Text Format (.rft) is definately your best
Actually, they don't. StarOffice/OpenOffice sort-of follows the RTF 1.2
standard, which is about 10 years old now. They have also made some
extensions onto the RTF 1.2 spec that they use in import/export, such as
their odd handling of images. From my discussions with the OO
developers, there is no intention of them working on the RTF filters
ever again. Period. They closed bugs that Hub and I filed against their
RTF importer and exporter as basically "WON'T EVER FIX NOR DO WE WANT
TO". All of their time and energy in this area is being pushed onto
improving their DOC importer and exporter.
Abi does its best to conform to versions 6 and 7 of the RTF standard
(which includes being able to read earlier versioned documents), and
aims for full compatibility with the de-facto standard, Microsoft Word.
OpenOffice, on the other hand, does not.
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