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   RE: [xml-dev] Round Tripping XML via low-end version?

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  • To: "Neil Bradley" <neil.bradley@rubus.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Round Tripping XML via low-end version?
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 12:50:00 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Round Tripping XML via low-end version?

This is not a supported scenario. In general the custom markup should be
lost in such cases. Personally, I'd advise on standardizing on the
Professional version of Word 2003 in such cases or using only WordML or
.doc files if exchanging documents between versions of Word where one
version does not support customer defined XML schemas. 

PS: There is no version of Word 2003 known as Word-lite. The various
SKUs of Office 2003 as well as an overview of what professional-level
features each will support is available at
.asp . There should be a more detailed breakdown of what functionality
will be available and supported in the coming months. 

A Smith & Wesson beats four aces.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Bradley [mailto:neil.bradley@rubus.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2003 10:41 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> The news that the custom schema feature will not be in the 
> low-end version of Word 2003 leads to one particular worry. 
> Say I write a Word document that includes custom tags, then I 
> send the document to someone else to just edit some of the 
> text, not being sure what "version" of Word they have. If 
> they have Word-lite, will the custom tags disappear when the 
> load or save the document? Will the XML be lost by the time 
> the document gets back to me?
> This is a particular issue for publishers who send articles 
> to external authors for corrections.
> Neil.
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