Originally Posted by brotell
I received some docs in ms word converted them to open office and sent them back with revisions but the other end only has ms word and could not open my docs. Is this another big brother micro soft problem
Microsoft uses proprietary formats but--at least for Word files (.doc), OpenOffice and Abiword do a decent job of saving in .doc format.
Standard formats are going to be one of the big battlegrounds in the next few years--as governments and large instituitons start insisting on standards.
Meanwhile, you are responsible for sending things in a format that you know someone can read.