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Re: 'Death to Word'

Dear Lynn

I'm in the same position as you. I have to convert to Word before
submitting. That appears to be all anybody understands these days, even
if other formats might be simpler.

Paul Breeze

On 12/04/2012 16:50, Lynn Brenner wrote:
List members may be interested in this piece, which spells out every reason to hate MS Word. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/04/microsoft_word_is_cumbersome_inefficient_and_obsolete_it_s_time_for_it_to_die_.html I've long despised Word, but this article spells out reasons for hating it that had never occurred to me. I still write everything in Xywrite, but for years I've converted my copy to Word before filing it because my various print and online editors don't use Xywrite -- indeed, most of them have never even heard of it -- but all know Word. After reading this article, I wonder whether Xywrite wouldn't make text easier for them to move from one publishing platform to another. Does anyone on the list file copy to be published online in Xywrite? Lynn Brenner