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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I get a lot of use out of wordpad myself. notepad is great for a quick text file but wordpad gives me search/replace; I've met few other windows users who think to copy text to wordpad or Word for a quick search/replace. My particular use is replacing " " with "%20" in URLs before I paste them into documents. I prefer raw urls and text email rather than html email.

You can pretty much do an entire document in .txt (most of us did that for years before and after .wpd and .doc). It also means your documents are fully transferable to any working environment until you drop them into Word for the final formatting.

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