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Subject:RE: Microsoft products From:"Steve Hudson" <cruddy -at- optushome -dot- com -dot- au> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 15 Mar 2002 08:45:20 +1100
If it was for external pubs I might use Microsoft Excel (Excel) for the
first reference, but this 'legal requirement' is irrelevant for internal
stuff which I may have mistakenly assumed the request was concerning.
Steve Hudson - Word Heretic, Sydney, Australia
HDK List MVP
For Questions regarding MS-Word please use the MS news servers or a mailing
list in preference to heretic -at- tdfa -dot- com -dot- Ideally, post to
msnews.microsoft.com and send me an email to go answer it.
From: peter [mailto:pnewman1 -at- optonline -dot- net]
Sent: Friday, 15 March 2002 12:33 AM
To: Steve Hudson; TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Microsoft products
On Thursday 14 March 2002 07:19 am, Steve Hudson wrote:
> If your audience is reasonably computer literate, one would expect them to
> recognise Excel as Micro$oft Excel. Word is a different issue, out of
> context a Word Heretic could just be another d00d who says d0wn with
> c0v3nt10n -at- 115m -dot-
It's a matter of complying with copyright law. MS has a vested interest in
preventing the mark "Excel' from becomming public domain. Hence the
insistance of use of the prefix "Microsoft," when referring to Excel.
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