[bksvol-discuss] Re: Rich Text Format

  • From: "Mary Otten" <maryotten@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2004 16:19:55 -0500

Hi Pam,
txt files don't retain formatting, and there is apparently also an issue with 
page breaks, at least sometimes. I know I've seen txt files that were totally 
screwed up, headers in middles of pages, lines broken up in all sorts 
of strange ways that I know were not part of the original text, no way. Whether 
that's a result of some incompatibility with what different programs do when 
they import text files for editing, I have no clue. But I know I've 
certainly seen problems with them.  Naturally, rtf files aren't immune, but at 
least, they will retain more of the original format of the document, such as 
font and paragraphs. For us blind people, font is no biggy, of course. 
But for other members of the community, retension of things like bold and 
italics etc is a good thing.

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