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Re: reading MS word files

Nate Bargmann <n0nb@networksplus.net> wrote:

> > Off topic: How does Lotus Notes fiercely force its users to top post? 
> > I don't know Lotus Notes, so that's a not a rhetorical question.
> Any time one selects Reply With History (essentially including the
> message you're replying to), it includes the entire message, does not
> quote it, and puts the cursor and space above the included message. 
> It's a royal pain to edit it any other way as accidentally deleting the
> wrong special character removes the entire included message and one
> practically has to start all over.  Those special markers exist at the
> beginning and end of the included message.  It does not quote the
> message as is known in Mutt and other MUAs.
> So, the majority of users don't fight it and one literally must read a
> message that has been forwarded/replied to multiple times from the
> bottom up, scrolling up and down to read it in proper context. 
> Management types love Notes for some reason.  Anyone with a clue knows
> that it's hideously brain dead.

MS Outlook's default behavior is similar, but at least it can be
changed, though (alomost) nobody bothers. I think (some of) my
colleagues hate it when they get my replies in plain text, with all the
formatting lost :)

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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