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> ...All the client has to say in the matter is that I must
> contractually deliver X document in X format on X date.
But, to do that, you *typically* have to use Tool X, as the client demanded, which is precisely the point under discussion.
Besides, we're not just talking about *creation* tools. The client can also dictate which access-control and versin-management tool you use. They may require you to use their in-house time-tracking tool in order to submit invoices for your hourly rate. They may require you to copy interim source files to their servers every day.
There are lots of tools a client can require you to use without the IRS saying you're really an employee.
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