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Posted on August 29, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Only use RTF documents from SSuite Office!We only support fully compatible document formats like the RTF ( Rich Text Format - (*.rtf) ) and the Excel spreadsheet document format. The RTF document format is compatible with any operating system (Apple Mac, Linux, and Windows) and office suite, unlike Microsoft's Word document format (docx/xlsx) and OpenOffice's Open document format (odf /odt).


The RTF format was designed from the start to be an exchangeable document format. If opened in a plain text editor you will see that it resembles html. This document format is the most supported and most compatible format to use, no matter what word processor and even operating system you use. And just for your information, most software applications that claim compatibility with Microsoft's docx and xlsx formats, uses a cracked and unlicensed version of these document formats, so they are also not 100% compatible.SSuite Office Software only supports fully compatible document formats like the RTF (Rich Text Document Format) and the Excel spreadsheet document format. The RTF document format is compatible with any operating system (Apple Mac, Linux, and Windows) and office suite. The RTF document format was designed from the start to be an exchangeable document format. If opened in a plain text editor you will see that it resembles html. This document format is the most supported and most compatible format to use, no matter what word processor and even operating system you use. Free SSuite Office Software and Suites.


The RTF format is the only available format that is 100% compatible across all software applications. Office suites and word processors on the other hand that uses and creates closed document formats e.g. docx, xlsx etc, can only open these formats because their developers have paid the exorbitant license fees(in the millions) to read and write Microsoft's proprietary document formats, for example - Star Office and other offspring, which you also have to purchase. (Also needs Java Virtual Machine to run).


Independent office suite developers have to create their own proprietary format, or go with the Open Rich Text Document format. As most people do not know, RTF documents can hold the same contents as any Word document, and is also much smaller in size when being created. It is only the extension and inner record keeping that is different.


I have recently discovered that OpenOffice's Open Document format (*.odf / *.odt) is just rich text dumped inside their own Open Document format wrapper {XML representing RTF data}. So do not get caught out with vendor lock in, not even from the open source community.


So switch today to our excellent free office suites that support true compatible document standards!

Only use RTF documents from SSuite Office!Please read the following articles on why you should be using the Rich Text Document format:


Primary Article     Secondary Article


Article 1        Article 2


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Free SSuite Software To Open RTF Document Files...

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End this madness and say NO to proprietary document formats...

 

Free Word Processors from SSuite Office!You may have noticed that there are no docx or xlsx document formats supported in our applications. This is because in order to support any MS Office document format, we require a very expensive license {...in the million$...} from Microsoft for each format.


The reason for this is that they are all proprietary patented formats. You may ask us this then - "...but what about the other open source office suites that do?...". Well, their document formats are all cracked versions of the original format and are not 100% compatible with the original MS Office document formats.


OpenOffice's own document formats are also not even compatible with other open source document formats of the same type. This is because the open source community never set a fixed technical specification's guide for their own document formats. So their formats odf / odt are also not 100% compatible with software supporting these formats.


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If you need to create and exchange MS Word documents(*.doc) as a rule, then there is another way in staying completely compatible with everybody, no matter what software they use. This format is the most compatible document format currently available next to the rich text document format.


Simply save all your documents in MS Word or SSuite WordGraph in the following manner:

Only use RTF documents from SSuite Office!  When you save your documents, use this format...    Word 97-2003 & 6.0/95 - RTF (*.doc).


To simplify this procedure in MS Word, simply go to the "Tools >> Options..." menu item, and under the "Save" tab item, select your default document type as the above mentioned document type. This will ensure that all your documents will stay compatible no matter where you need to use them, either in MS Word or SSuite Office's WordGraph word processor. This procedure may also be used in Word 95 up to Word 2007.



 

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