[texhax] TeX v. Word, etc.

John R. Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Aug 21 19:50:48 CEST 2006

On Monday 21 August 2006 13:55, David C. Walden wrote:
> > > Take a Word file from 20 years ago and try to read it with any
> > > software around today.
> >
> >Can anyone give some real examples where you actually try this and
> >report what happened?
> Not actual examples -- just bitter memories.  The path that failed
> for me was converting from an early version of Word for PC to
> Word for Mac and then, years later, trying to convert back to
> the then current Word for PC.

In your comparison don't forget that there are other versions of
TeX beyond LaTeX. For example Context will do some prepress
functions, such as imposition. 
John Culleton
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