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Re: .doc file concerns

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: .doc file concerns
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 17:26:14 -0700
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On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 04:13:38PM -0700, Paul Sander wrote:
> The thing is, most writers seem to prefer WYSIWYG editors such as Word or 
> Frame
> Maker to using mark-up languages.  This is reasonable, because they're much 
> more
> productive with such tools, especially since they're much more concerned with
> an attractive presentation than are engineers who happen to write simple 
> documents.

Precisely the point.  "Attractive presentation" means squat if the content
is useless.  Concentrate on the content, not the presentation.

Of course, I wouldn't consider a 200+ page user/installation guide a simple
document.  But then, that's just me.

> Choosing an inferior tool just because the version control system can't handle
> a full-featured one is a poor way to work.


Name calling.

I consider Word to be an inferior tool.

     Mike Castle      address@hidden
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