[svlug] Re: Re: word
lists-svlug at ira.abramov.org
Sat Sep 28 13:12:01 PDT 2002
Quoting Aaron T Porter, from the post of Sat, 28 Sep:
> I prefer to avoid any even implied support to those icky Office
> formats. A quick, polite response explaining that as a Linux user (always
> applying for Linux jobs) I don't have access to a legitimate copy of
> Office or Word seems to suffice. I make my resume available to them in PDF,
Will you give it up? sure it's an icky, closed format, but if that's
what people demand, they can get it. Once a month or two I am also
forced to use Kword and AbiWord or OpenOffice. I know, I know,
they're wysiwyg and that's uncool¸ and I do miss the vi's power, but
some Office drones want a stylish document and not a text file or a
pretty but uneditable doc. how boring, but still, typing it in 10 minutes
in Kword is easier for me than going out to learn LaTeX (or even SGML)
for the rare occasion.
(putting on my asbestos suit, start the flames :)
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