.doc viewer/reader

Jonadab the Unsightly One jonadab at bright.net
Wed Sep 6 02:45:06 CEST 2000


"Alex Martelli" <alex at magenta.com> wrote:

> open source, and also able to read and write Word documents
> (which I assume is what you mean by .doc), 

That's a dicey assumption.  I know of more than a dozen
different formats that use that extension, and Word is
not the oldest nor the newest nor the most common, I
think.  (Though it is certainly one of the most command
and probably either the second or third most common
if you count all the different Word formats as the 
same format, which they're not, but I digress.)  The
issue is confused further because Word can read other
common formats that share the DOC extension but are 
not Word formats.

- jonadab



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