RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7

Subject: RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <kevin -dot- mclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, <bdavies -at- imris -dot- com>, <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 15:03:29 -0400


Kevin McLauchlan wrote:

> I still have habits from old Word, such as NEVER importing
> text from somebody else's document (like a copy of my own
> doc that a reviewer has tweaked, say). I run all imported
> text through Notepad first, just to be "safe".
>
> For that matter, I do the same in Flare, if there's content
> that I need from some Word doc. Overkill, no doubt. But one
> less thing to wonder about when stuff goes wrong.

If you're going to be that paranoid, at least do yourself the favor of using an accessory app that converts to plain text on the fly, which is a whole lot more convenient than having to do a copy'n'paste pass through Notepad. Two that I've used (quite heavily at my last company when I was converting a lot of Word content into FrameMaker) and been quite happy with are:
PureText (http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/)
HovText (http://hovtext.com/?page=features)
PureText is free; HovText is donationware ($5 suggested).

-Fred Ridder





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References:
Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: William Sherman
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Paul Hanson
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Ben Davies
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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