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Re: html to word to html question?

From: Alan Cantor <acantor@oise.utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 12:47:27 -0500 (EST)
To: Chris Kreussling <CHRIS.KREUSSLING@ny.frb.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.981215122942.7918B-100000@tortoise>

> PS: *Why* would you use Word to edit an HTML document?!

MS-Word has elegant text-editing commands that are absent from a basic
text editor, and that make editing documents a pleasure. For example, you
can quickly move entire lines or paragraphs without using the clipboard;
select words, sentences, and paragraphs by pressing a single key; and undo
and redo 100 levels. All of the above can be done using keyboard and
point-and-click techniques. So there is a lot of versatility.

Unfortunately, many of the really powerful Word commands are extremely
poorly documented.

Furthermore, savvy Word users can create special-purpose editing commands
in Visual Basic to enhance the usefulness of the word processor as a text
editor. 

Why use Word? Because it is a good tool for the job.

Alan
Received on Tuesday, 15 December 1998 12:49:21 GMT

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