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On 19/01/2014, doug <> wrote:
On 01/18/2014 06:32 PM, Peter West wrote:
On 19 Jan 2014, at 6:12 am, Doug <> wrote:
(As an editor of a small (~1000 circulation) newsletter,  it is important
to me to
use standards which are available and in common use by those with
PCs, Apple computers with either of two quite different operating
and Linux--the latter probably only by me!)

That standard is odf; you should make a proposal within your group to
use odt as your editing file format. If you are unable to convince
accordingly, you should buy m$o; LO is not a free m$ clone. If others
report problems with the odt standard (they need to report such bugs
to the relevant organisation

OTOH, some of the sources are from fairly unsophisticated people,
to whom pdf is probably less familiar than stp (a motor lubricant).
Some of that input comes from .doc files, some from email (!)

It is not too uncommon for latex collaborators to submit content as
plain text in e-mail, then using version control to collate all input.

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