Re: reading MS word files
Nate Bargmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.