Re: Working Within the System

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Apr 30 2000 - 17:57:28 MDT

Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Charlie wrote:
> > I run a Microsoft-
> > free zone of about eighteen computers, and I *resent* being expected to be
> > compatible with the latest version of Excel or Word by idiots in offices
> > who wouldn't know an open standard if it bit them on the ankle.
> My company solved that by using "compatible with the Web" over
> "compatible with Microsoft"...
> "You want to send us your latest draft? Great, we'll post it on our
> Web site for review: not all of our people can receive hard copy easily,
> and we'd rather not have multiple versions going around by e-mail.
> What, it's in Word? Oooh, sorry, Web don't support that format. Save
> it as HTML before you send it, 'k?"

Problem with HTML is that its not that great as a page layup standard,
nor do 'save as' conversions create files that are consistent with their
original layout. However there are some decent apps out there that help.
Corel's Barista app does a decent job of retaining layout accurately,
but unfortunately they consider it a 'dead' application, and one problem
with it is that it heavily relies on a lot of java code to create that
layup consistency.

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