From: Gino Peregrini (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 25 2002 - 10:28:15 EST
On 25 Mar 2002, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> I refuse to let our standards complaince fall to an OO level. We will
> not compromise our integrity to cover up another's mistakes.
> For the record, MSWord is highly complaint with the RTF specification,
> so I don't view this so much as a problem. Sure, it doesn't honor a few
> of the RTF keywords that Abi uses. But then it just ignores them, for a
> minor loss in formatting. That's a small price to pay.
I agree completely. People forget that nothing's perfect, especially
MS code. I teach on the university level, tech writing. I have tried to
get my students to use RTF. Do they? Not many. So compatibility with DOC
is very useful for me. I often open doc files attached to email on my
linux box at home. I have few to no problems.
I did have an odd situation last fall. A student sent an RTF file created
with XP; the AbiWord I was using then wouldn't open it. He resent it as
DOC and it opened fine. This problem hasn't recurred, but I don't think
many are using XP yet. Has anyone else encountered this?
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