Advocating FDL University-courses
Jaime E . Villate
villate at gnu.org
Thu Jul 18 14:26:31 UTC 2002
On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 03:12:45PM +0100, Imran Ghory wrote:
> > > I'm not WYSYWIG guy, why should I know such things.
> > Well, since you claimed: "IIRC .doc specification is available
> > somewhere.", you might want to back up that claim ...
> Instead of bothering to have the above arguement, you could have
> just fired up a webbrowser and spent a few seconds on google to
> turn up http://www.wvware.com/.
And two more seconds to find: http://www.wvware.com/wvInfo.html
"The MS Office file formats (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Office Binder and
Office Drawing) were all made freely available from the MS msdn website in
1998. Since then they have been removed, but MS made cd's available of their
website to developers that registered to receive them. These cd's are
commonly available. The particular cd that the specifications were made
available on is the July 1998 edition. CD Number 2 of the three part
set. The specs that were made available were the office 97 spefications. Not
the previous versions. The specs are quite hard to read, and often
incomplete. Some fields are wrong, and some information is not fully
correct, but theres nothing better available."
Which supports what has been said by some people in this thread: the Word
specification is obscure and only partially known; it is far from being a
transparent document format.
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