Prevent a headache later:
|Each word processing program (and sometimes each version)
has its own format for saving information. Converting files between formats
and versions can't always be done. Awareness
of this is important if you share files with others - especially those with limited computing skills.
Many programs will let you save your files in other formats as well as the one they use internally. A common interchangeable format is RTF which preserves font sizes and most fancy formatting. Both Microsoft Word and Word Perfect, on PC or Mac, let you "Save As" to "RTF" format.
SO, save often as you usually would. Then when you've completed work on your file, save it the usual way and in RTF. This brief extra step may save you lots of grief later!
HOW: Choose File, then Save As, then look for the box labelled type or format where you can choose RTF. This is an often ignored feature in the same window where you name the file and decide where to save it.
|Other small management steps now that may be a big help
This file last modified 2/08.
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