|Posted on September 20, 2016 at 7:55 AM|
All the big players in the office software productivity market are currently doing everything they can to lock people in to their proprietary document formats like DOCX and XLSX. Microsoft and Google are actively discouraging people to use open and free document formats like RTF and even plain text.
Have you ever tried loading a Rich Text document, modifying it and then saving it again in Google Docs or MS Office 365 as an RTF document? Surprise!... Surprise!... Google Docs and MS Office 365 will not allow you to save your documents and precious letters and other content to the open and completely interchangeable RTF document format!
To prevent your documents becoming held ransom by these oppressive and Dick-tating companies, I suggest you start using a much freer and open document format. Current web browser technology and continual updating of the HTML5 code has recently allowed software developers to use this format to create free and open applications that could use the HTML5 format to their advantage.
HTM is a file extension for HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language) file format. You may have seen this on the end of web pages as they are being downloaded and displayed in the link edit box of your web browser. The HTML file extension is sometimes abbreviated as .htm for compatibility with older operating systems, such as Disk Operating System (DOS), Windows 3.x and OS/2., which support eight character file names with a three character extension. When you save an HTML document, you can use either the .html or the .htm file extension.
HTM and HTML are the most common type of documents used to build web pages and documents. Both HTM and HTML may contain links to images, audio, video and scripts. Just like any other standard desktop document e.g. Microsoft Word, SSuite WordGraph, Google Docs etc.
Any browser or web editing program can open HTM files. HTML5 consists of the set of mark-up symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for display on a World Wide Web browser page. The mark-up tells the browser how to display a Web page's words and images for the user.
So... if the whole World Wide Web can be made compatible with HTML5, then why not use it as a document format too!
And we have done just that!
With our latest text editor and word processor, this has been made even easier to do. Both our HTML5 compatible applications are WYSIWYG capable.
There are no more excuses NOT to use and create HTML5 documents:
So there you have it, start using HTML5 as your standard document format so that everybody can have access to rich and creative content all over the world without the need of expensive paid for software applications.