Advocating FDL University-courses

Jaime E . Villate villate at
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

And two more seconds to find:

  "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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