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[ale] Non-Microsoft Document formats



It is still a Microsoft format, as they offered it as a standard (then
dropped it when everyone adopted it), but RTF works OK for the vast
majority of text stuff. I don't think it supports embedded objects like
graphics and spreadsheets, but I'm not sure.

Lately, I have been submitting resumes in PDF format. It displays
properly on all platforms. It does, however, stymie the people who want
it in .doc format so they can import it into something else easily. I
can give them an ascii text version with no formatting other than line
breaks.

The big thing to be wary of is if you wrote it using vi(m) or emacs or
some other editor than support automatic line wrapping. If your teacher
gets a file that is 3 or 4 looooong lines, it might not be very
appreciated :)

On Mon, 2002-03-18 at 23:22, Michael Golden wrote:
> Hi,
> 	I am about to turn in an assignment to one of my teachers in plain text
> formatting. I think she might want it however in a format that it is
> double-spaced, etc. If this is the case and for future reference if that
> is a requirement, I was wondering what suggestions people have on
> non-microsoft formats I could use and still maintain this type of
> control over formatting and allow them to read the documents. I would
> prefer not to support Microsoft standards but I can't go around causing
> problems for my teachers either. Any ideas?
> 
> -- 
> Michael Golden <naugrimk at yahoo.com>
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