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office software

I've started to add some links to this "task_help" file
to "productivity software". (Does http://www.seul.org/ have a link to this ?)

I've been told that Corel WordPerfect for Linux can import MS Word documents.

Is there any free software that can import MS Word native format documents
? I haven't searched, but I know one person that keep documents in rich
text format ".rtf", which seems to be a relatively neutral format that many
word processors (including MS Word) can import and export.

Any better ideas ? Maybe I need to add sections "How to read various
document formats" and "How can I create documents that people who use X can

>Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 12:37:55 -0500 (EST)
>Subject: Re: a "menu shell", and a question
>To: David Cary <d.cary@ieee.org>
>I hope that SEUL can find 'productivity software' that looks as pretty
>as M$ Office, but works better. I've still not found packages that are
>interoperable with M$ software (I need that to work here.)
>I would
>prefer free software.  I could use Lyx to generate latex files, and use
>a latex to rtf conversion. What do you think?
>David Teague

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