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Re: Quark solution questionable



<< > Just in case anyone was planning to use this technique, I
 > learned today that--at least for one client--in the process
 > of importing the file, Quark undoes the boldfacing and the
 > Quark operator has to use my hard copy as a guide to rebold
 > everything by hand.
 > 
 
 Ridiculous. Quark is doing nothing of the sort. Your client isn't
 importing it right. >>

Unfortunately for all concerned, many technoweenies (a.k.a. Systems 
Administrators) see a "legacy" program like XyWrite as not worth bothering to 
accomodate. If it isn't Windows-compatible 32-bit code, they think, it must 
be no good. Earlier versions of Quark could import XyWrite, and some simple 
programming makes it work with the recent versions. Because of other demands 
frequently made on the good folks at tech services, though, the trend is 
toward out-of-the-box compatibility ... which means using Microsoft's 
one-size-fits-all programming model.

This would be a good project for The Technology Group, or for someone to 
develop as a shareware "plug-in" for Quark.

Rant adjourned.

Jeff