Off topic document formats...
jcm at head-cfa.cfa.harvard.edu
Thu Oct 23 08:03:40 PDT 2003
> so everyone is forced to send around Acrobat documents? And buy Acrobat
licences instead of Word ones?
Well, ps2pdf and /usr/bin/acroread are free...
I'm happy if you make it postscript or ascii, but PDF seems a reasonable
compromise that's ok for people in both the Windows and Unix worlds.
OpenOffice is still - at least for me - a continual struggle with
not-quite-adequate compatibility, slow printing, yucky interface,
and of course fails whenever MS updates Word. And I worry about .doc
documents on the twiki being reliably readable in the future.
> how about posting as hmtl (sic)
Fine by me, although it's inconvenient to print a long document
all at once.
> I'm sure we could find some way of using VOTable
Y'know, I was tempted to make this suggestion before, but
manfully resisted... :-)
Indeed the IVOA standard for documents, so I understand, is html.
Perhaps this should be discussed more widely (in the standards
WG, or whatever it's called?)
In the meantime, perhaps I'll just post latex DVI files....
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