Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Jan 2009 08:45 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Features, Office Yesterday we ran a story on how educational institutions defaulting to Microsoft Office may stifle some people who do not own a copy of Office or Windows. A Forrester Research report now states the bloody obvious by claiming that organisations stick with Microsoft Word not out of necessity, but out of habit.
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RE[2]: Sorry I disagree
by _txf_ on Fri 16th Jan 2009 11:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Sorry I disagree"
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Certainly. But what happens when they want to edit said document... They'd have to use adobe's crappy and expensive editor.

I have a similar situation myself. I want to write all my documents in latex, as they sometimes contain formulas, are quite lengthy (as a result are a pain to format), plus it looks damn good in comparison to anything produced by word. Unfortunately, my document gets passed to at least 2 other people who may or may not edit it. It also gets archived and others might have to edit it in the future.

All those other people use word, so I have to use word (or open office, but that gives me more trouble as every time it gets to me the formatting is F**ked in some way or another).

Edited 2009-01-16 11:21 UTC

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