[OS X TeX] TeX and the wild wild world out there

Tobias Sebastian Kuhn tosebk at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 11:38:29 EST 2006

Am 30.11.2006 um 17:19 schrieb Bruno Voisin:

> Le 30 nov. 06 à 17:06, Paul Vickers a écrit :
>> Windows colleagues send me Word documents all the time and when I  
>> open them on my Mac (running Office v.x) all the pictures tend to  
>> come out as nice red Xs. I wonder why all my colleagues like  
>> drawing red Xs! ;-)
> Just yesterday I tried to work on a research proposal involving  
> several people from several universities. The proposal was a RTF  
> file, edited by some in Word (probably the Windows version) and by  
> others in OpenOffice.
> When I tried to open it:
> - Word Mac 2004 complained that the file "contained imbricated  
> tables too complex to be displayed". I couldn't display the file or  
> even print it, only garbage resulted.
> - OpenOffice opened the file OK (both the X11 version and  
> NeoOffice), but there were font and encoding issues resulting in  
> some characters being substituted with garbage.
> Finally I had to ask the coordinator of the proposal to convert the  
> RTF file to a DOC file on Windows, and send me the result. Only  
> then could I, at last, add my part to the proposal on my Mac.

i always thought rtf would be an alternative to doc (never used word  
'cos i hate bill).

does word still save information from the directory structure into  
the files?
i remember that it was fun to confront people with that information.

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