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Re: Openning Word documents without MS Word (WAS: [h-e-w] Another proble

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: Openning Word documents without MS Word (WAS: [h-e-w] Another problem with MinGW shell in Emacs: directorytracking)
Date: 21 Oct 2003 16:59:26 -0400
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Tom A Baker <address@hidden> writes:

> >    Hmm. I tried Open Office from Sun; is that the same thing. It is _not_
> >    100% MS compatible. People here keep up-to-date with MS office, so I
> >    have to also.
> Is 100% required?  

Yes. I get real documents that use the latest Word formats and
features, and I need to read them and edit them.

> One would have to use either a good fakeout or Word itself.

Yes. I'm always open to a good replacement, but haven't found one yet.
Microsoft is doing its best to ensure that I never will.

-- Stephe

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