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There is a Word-lite. It is called WordPad. The
next lighter thing is NotePad.
Dare, MS should rethink this strategy if it doesn't
want to see its hold on the desktop start to be chipped
away. There has to be a way to scale out to the
low-end user who contributes to high-end data collections.
.doc is not the answer. The files are bigger than
my ego and just as nasty to ship on the network.
Not to preach, guy, but the market and desktop
share MS has makes them more than a little responsible
for the glut in the pipes.
Ya gotta support user-defined schemas in low end products.
From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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.