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Just when you thought the gov't could not get dumber..
It appears that the Gov't has been publicly posting reports pertaining to Iraq in MS word format without first obliterating the hidden "deleted" text.

For more than five years I've been telling all my friends and customers why they should be using Richtext (*.RTF) for shared documents and not MS word. Well folks, now you have another reason.

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brekex From: brekex Date: May 19th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
A fine example of Military Intelligence.

Besides, RTF has liberated me, a faithful Mac user, from one more shackling Microsoft demon. Now I just need to get that weird Messenger programme that integrates all the popular systems and my computer will be entirely MS free!

No paws of The Gates on my computer, bwa ha ha.
wouldyoueva From: wouldyoueva Date: May 19th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or, if you insist on Word, learn to Paste Special instead (so formatting and hidden text are stripped out).

Our documentation department used to plead with IT to send out a file that would replace the Paste command with a macro that would Paste As Text, but they wouldn't do it.

RTF is good. Jack used to write his books in Framemaker and then send them to Baen as RTF.
amazon_42 From: amazon_42 Date: May 20th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
*gigglesnort*
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