Re[3]: Re. WYSIWYG vs. ta

Subject: Re[3]: Re. WYSIWYG vs. ta
From: powen -at- MAIL -dot- LMI -dot- ORG
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 15:25:29 EST

Marilynne says about WordImperfect's tags:

>What WordImperfect needs to do is to create a "flush tags"
>command that would give you "sparkling clean words only" for the
>selected text. Then you could either re-tag it or just let the
>underlying format take over. Given my current state of
>frustration, I would not recommend WordPerfect for

I think you could probably achieve the same result by saving the WP
document as an ASCII text file. Of course, you would lose *all*
formatting, but the same would be true if you had a "flush tags"
command, as I understand your definition of it. Since all all
formatting is controlled by tags in WP, there is no real "underlying
format." You'd have to distinguish which kinds of tags would be
"flushed," which sounds like a great idea if Novell could figure out
how to do it. My vote is that Novell redesign WP entirely for the
Windows environment, dropping the tags and the whole, aggravating
"reveal codes" concept. Novell, are you listening?

BTW, Marilynne, welcome to the growing group of frustrated
WordImperfect users. I'm working on a Saturday because, to change the
formatting of tables in my client's WordImperfect document, I'm having
to take twice as long as I normally would in Word because of all the
stupid tags. I can't just attache a style because of tag conflicts.
:~{. I'm thinking of adding "WordPerfect code tracker" to my resume.

Pam Owen
Nighthawk Communications
Reston, VA
Nighthawk1 -at- aol -dot- com, or powen -at- lmi -dot- org

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