[clug-talk] Word Documents
sgrover at open2space.com
Thu Jun 28 21:25:22 PDT 2007
In this case, I think a PDF might be a detriment. The prof wouldn't be
able to modify/comment the file.
Also, one would hope the profs are marking the quality of the CONTENT of
your file, not the quality of the formatting.
Hendrik Schaink wrote:
> Even if you _did_ have Word but not the same version as the recipient,
> the document's format would _still_ be messed up. I don't care to recall
> how often I have come across clients "no-sweat, promise" Word upgrades
> only to be forced to rework their just completed documents.
> The only alternative: .pdf documents, because they are guaranteed to
> retain all original formatting.
> Hendrik Schaink
> Jesse Kline wrote:
>>> Not sure entirely how relevant this is, but try:
>> That's an interesting article. Nice work Shawn! However, my issue is that
>> I've had a couple professors that require submissions in Word documents.
>> This pisses me off because it is a proprietary format and because I don't
>> use MS Office, so there's no guarantee that my formatting will convert
>> correctly. This can be fairly critical when I'm required to submit a paper
>> of a certain length and in a certain style. I'm looking for some good
>> articles to throw at them in the hopes of changing this policy.
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