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Affecting Institutional Change (Yeah Right)



Hey all,

Can anybody recommend a *really, really convincing* source of
information I can give people/my college that will aid in deterring
them from trying to force people to use MS-Office files (by sending
them via email and posting them on official college sites)? The
ones I've been using
(http://goldmark.org/netrants/no-word/attach.html and
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html) just aren't
cutting it, even when coupled with personal explanations (usually
individuals will make a normal, guaranteed-universally-openable,
non-evil file available, but the college is really horrid and I
usually end up getting people to convert them for me or go to the
library and struggle with the confusing interfaces there (the
library computers are completely useless unless you just love using
a mouse and struggling through menus...no Emacs or terminal or
keyboard-control option in sight...grrr...)). And no, installing
OpenOffice or Abiword is not a solution, and antiword isn't a
*lasting* solution, just a one-time quick fix that does nothing to
fix future problems.

Thanks in advance,
Amy

-- 
You'll never see all the places, or read all the books, but
fortunately, they're not all recommended.



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