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I need to process 1000+ documents and have some command line tools that can
do do so in the RTF. Are there any known issues in Word 2003 relating to loss
of information/formatting when going from DOC to RTF and back to DOC?
Thanks
JQ
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Hi John,

The Microsoft RTF specification updates somewhat with each new version of Word to reflect changes in the feature set saved in the
documents. Using Word to roundtrip an RTF document you wouldn't, in theory, lose anything, but there are, from time to time some
'oops' issues. What a 3rd party tool set would require separate investigation of those tools.

The RTF spec calls for processors to basically ignore the items it hasn't been set to deal with. Some interpreter products do just
that, others just pass everything along.

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Hi
I need to process 1000+ documents and have some command line tools that can
do do so in the RTF. Are there any known issues in Word 2003 relating to loss
of information/formatting when going from DOC to RTF and back to DOC?
Thanks
JQ
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great, my main concern was the round trip back and forth in the same version
of Word - thanks very much!
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"Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:

Hi John,

The Microsoft RTF specification updates somewhat with each new version of Word to reflect changes in the feature set saved in the
documents. Using Word to roundtrip an RTF document you wouldn't, in theory, lose anything, but there are, from time to time some
'oops' issues. What a 3rd party tool set would require separate investigation of those tools.

The RTF spec calls for processors to basically ignore the items it hasn't been set to deal with. Some interpreter products do just
that, others just pass everything along.

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"John Q. Murray" wrote in message
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Hi
I need to process 1000+ documents and have some command line tools that can
do do so in the RTF. Are there any known issues in Word 2003 relating to loss
of information/formatting when going from DOC to RTF and back to DOC?
Thanks
JQ
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John Q. Murray
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MS Office System Products MVP

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