sorry this was supposed to have a first line that said:
3 more reasons not to distribute your documents in Word format.
Nemo Semret wrote:
> 1) macro-viruses. if you have to download somthing, I'd rather it be
> Acrobat reader for pdf files (or SGML viewers), once and for all,
> than a new virus scanner every week.
> 2) can't include jpeg images. images are usually bitmaps or in some
> unspecified "picture" format, which are ten times larger.
> 3) no backward compatibility. docs produced in word '97 can't be read
> by older versions, unless you explicitly save it in the old format
> (which most people don't do)