[VisCom] OSGeo Presentation Template - Draft - Review and Comment by Tues 6/6

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Jun 7 21:59:38 EDT 2006

Mark Lucas wrote:
> I'm all for making sure that we support open file formats and that that 
> should be the primary format that we provide.  I think we should 
> reconsider the ban on ppt and other proprietary formats.  Our goal is to 
> spread the message, most of the people that we want to convince will be 
> running office.  I have to admit that I had to go searching for and 
> install OpenOffice to read the files as well - most of the business and 
> government traffic is in word and ppt.
> I'd suggest be make a range of formats available.
> Just my two cents...


Certainly I'd like to encourage providing distribution presentations in
PDF format as an alternative.  This should be easiliy exported from
Open Office and viewable by anyone.

I must admit that getting Open Office 2 installed has been a wee bit of
a barrier for me as well, though not as annoying a barrier as needing
Microsoft Office would be.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGF, http://osgeo.org

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