Re: Word '97 vs. Frame 5.1.1

Subject: Re: Word '97 vs. Frame 5.1.1
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 10:30:18 -0800

On Mon, 31 Mar 1997 12:41:05 -0500, SUZANNE PYLE wrote:

>Suzanne replies:
>Ok..for all who have asked including Jim, here are my findings:
>1. I loaded Office 97 on my machine and I loaded Frame 5.1.1. I didn't do
>any research, because I ASSUMED it would all work. Now I've grown older and

In other words, you've gained a substantial number of grey hairs in a
few short days.. :-)

>6. By this time I decided to call Adobe. Adobe said that sometimes Frame
>will take some Word 95 files as doc, sometimes only rtf. It varies, and
>there's no real bet that it will take anything over Word 6.0 at this point.
>Adobe emphasized, however, that Frame does not support Word 97. And it has
>no plans to do so at this time.

Sounds like Adobe is starting to realize how hard it is to hit a moving
target (MS's Word save-format-du-jour). Kinda like other browsers
tryingto keep up with NS's and MS's competing, made-up HTML tags. Or
like IBM trying to keep up with Win32s support in OS/2: make it work,
and MS will "update" it within a few days so it doesn't.

>There you have it. So, to solve my problem and maybe yours, use only Word
>95 files and probably only use rtf format.

Suggestion: Have Office 97 "Save As" Word 2.0.

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