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Suggested formats for ReadMe.txt

I need to write a ReadMe.txt file which will be used to support the program I am writing. There will be topics, a purpose, detailed explanations and user stories.

Can anyone suggest a format that might work for me? Also, if you think Word would be better because of the control over fonts an dpoints sizes, please say so.

Thanks,
newbieweb
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KCarney81Commented:
Actually .rtf or .txt are more universal in terms of platform and for those who do not use Word or OpenOffice.
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Paul_McClureCommented:
Word is not a good idea as not all user's would be able to open the file. There's a reason most readme files are .txt but if you feel the need for different fonts and formatting I would use a .pdf file.

If you do want custom formatting you can desing the document in Word and then use freeware software (such as CutePDF -http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/Writer.asp) to convert it to .pdf.

Hope it gives you some ideas
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Actually, this is for internal use and everyone has Word. I'd rather that everyone can read/write, so would rather not require a PDF file editor.

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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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