TechWriter to get Word 2k exportPublished: 23rd Nov 2006, 22:15:01 | Permalink | Printable
Open format shunned by puntersTechWriter and EasiWriter are set to gain the ability to export Word 2000 documents after users voted on new features for the software packages. TechWriter developer Martin Wuerthner today announced the results of a survey carried out earlier this month, which showed 'surprising' overwhelming support for the Microsoft document format.
Martin told punters: "Many thanks to everyone who submitted their votes on the list of proposed new features. Voting has closed and we have a clear winner. The winner is Word 2000 export."
He added: "Both [TechWriter publisher] Mike Glover and I were rather surprised by what the winner turned out to be, but that just shows that it was quite a good idea to ask in the first place."
The Word 2k export feature romped home with 482 votes - trouncing a new style editor, which gained 354 votes. Other 'runner-up' features chosen by users include automatic references, support for mixing portrait and landscape pages in documents, and the ability to flow more than one paragraph around a picture. A structure view came in sixth place ahead of extended auto-numbering support and new headers and footers options.
Support for importing and exporting OpenDocument files trailed behind in 10th and 9th places.
TechWriter feature poll results
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