[Scottish] Intercommunication between Document formats

Claudio Calvelli slug at intercal.dyn-o-saur.com
Thu Feb 7 13:37:41 GMT 2008

If anybody sends me a file in word format I always reply asking for it in
an open standard format - explaining that an open standard format is one for
which full documentation is publicly available and which does not require
to purchase any special software to read - concluding with a note that
Word format fails in several respects, and could they please send in a
format which can be of any use, preferably plain text.

You could also reply asking them where you can find a copy of Microsoft
Word which will work on your operating system, to allow them to send the
document in that weird format they seem to require :-)


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