[texworks] new snapshots

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at me.com
Wed Sep 24 18:04:52 CEST 2008

Le 24 sept. 08 à 17:18, Victor Ivrii a écrit :

> Does your granting agency accept pdf?

It does. But for a grant with different partners, when there's one  
coordinator collecting the partners' contributions, putting them  
together, reorganizing them and sometimes rewriting them, PDF is an  
option only for the final document, not for the different contributions.

Moreover, the report template provided by the agency is in RTF format  
and includes tables and the like which only look correct when the RTF  
file is opened with Word or OpenOffice. Until very recently OpenOffice  
wasn't an option on the Mac, as there was no acceptable Mac port  
(there was one actually, but it required X11 -- which many long-term  
Mac users, including me, cannot get anything out of --, had issues  
with native OS fonts and could not interpret Word or RTF tables  

Now OpenOffice is at last usable on the Mac, and it's even superior to  
Office Mac 2008 with respect to Office Windows 2007 compatibility:  
Office 2008 Mac dropped Visual Basic entirely, which is necessary in  
particular for satisfactory conversion to PDF (OS X can print to PDF,  
but it ignores all hyperlinks within the Word document and creates one  
PDF file per section), whereas OpenOffice implements Visual Basic and  
exports to PDF satisfactorily.


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