NANFA-- Re: nanfa V1 #1479

Arlus F (
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 05:15:38 -0800

I have an older version of ppt support and the website didn't work with
IE for me... not very good with backwards compatibility, something that
used to be desirable. This will not endear your efforts to international
viewers or even a wider audience. The scientific community prefers pdf
for this reason, you should seriously considering using it even though
you are required to pay for the authoring tool while the viewer is
freely distributed (but not bundled with the os). There is too much
fragmentation with webpages customized to particular software
configurations, the compatibility drift is becoming a compatibility
rift, making the presentation available to an ever smaller number of
recipients. Not good generally unless you intend to target a select
market. I like to avoid anything M$ specific for this reason, too many
headaches involved. Even in a moderate size company just making sure
everyone in the distribution path can access the information is
something of a logistical nightmare, speaking from professional
experience. Ends up costing more in manpower hours with lost
productivity and help desk staff.

>Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 15:22:33 -0500
>From: "Crail, Todd" <>
>Subject: RE: NANFA-- mwooohahahaha
>Okay. If you're using Netscape, it's not going to work (the conversion from
>PowerPoint was Micro$oft specific to have all the toys). It will however,
>work in IE. I appologize for this and wish I'd caught it earlier. Wasn't the
>Bee and Buttefly Milkweed nice tho? :)
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