Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Most websites glossed over this, but we didn't. Silverlight, once touted as Microsoft's answer to Adobe's Flash, has been retooled from its original purpose. Microsoft is betting big on HTML5 instead, turning Silverlight into the development platform for Windows Phone, and that's it. So... Silverlight is dead - long live Silerlight?
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RE[3]: If Only
by MollyC on Mon 1st Nov 2010 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: If Only"
MollyC
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2006-07-04

I don't have Word 2010, but Word 2007 allows the user to set an option indicating what the default "Save" format should be. Including the old .doc format. As well as .rtf, .odt, .docx, .html, .mhtml, .txt, .xml, etc...

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RE[4]: If Only
by lemur2 on Mon 1st Nov 2010 08:43 in reply to "RE[3]: If Only"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I don't have Word 2010, but Word 2007 allows the user to set an option indicating what the default "Save" format should be. Including the old .doc format. As well as .rtf, .odt, .docx, .html, .mhtml, .txt, .xml, etc...


It is just a pity that the Word 2007 .odt format doesn't work with anything but Word. Strangely enough, every other implementation of .odt on the planet is far more interoperable.

In a similar-in-some-ways but different fashion, the Word 2007 .docx format is not OOXML.

Amazing consistency, really. Kind of an anything-but-a-standard approach to non-interoperability. Also a kind of see-if-we-can-get-odt-to-be-seen-as-not-interoperable sabotage. Microsoft do it well.

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