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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Why are DOC/XLS/PPT so complicated?

Still related to the b2xtranslator and the direct availability of Microsoft Office binary (doc, xls, ppt) file formats, the question that is often raised is why are they so complicated? Of course, office suite developers know the likely reasons behind this. But in case you miss the interesting part, read Joel on Software's insight on this matter.

1 comment:

andika said...

Just a *thoughtless* question: why OOo can't open PPT with password, while passworded DOC is ok?
Does that happen to KDE's office suite also?