Sharing MS Word Doc with many users - what format to use? What problems to anticipate?
Posted on 2002-05-31
We want to share a Word 97 for Windows document that uses TOC, headers, automatic page numbering in footers in a format that as many users can read clearly.
We anticipate the document being read on Macintosh systems, by people who only have Word Pad, Microsoft Works, etc.
Our initial plan is to open the file in WordXP and use the "Files of type: Word 97-2000 & 6.0/95 - RTF (*.doc)" option for maximum backward compatibility/flexibility.
Is this our best choice if staying with an MSWord format? The document is an index to topics in publications from a particular publisher, athat will be available as part of a purchased CD.
Of course, this could be converted from MSWord into a variety of formats, but management has taken that option off the table. However, if not an MSWord document format, is there a strong candidate/best format converter to use to migrate to an alternative format? .pdf/.html etc.