Science Article on Electronic Publishing among Physicists
gilbertd at chipmunk.bio.indiana.edu
Thu Mar 4 20:32:06 EST 1993
I'm for the suggestions by Dave Kristofferson that biologists
make preprints and/or preprint-abstracts available electronically.
IUBio archive will be happy to store and serve out thru gopher & ftp
any such documents. I have been suggesting that the wordprocessor
format known as RTF is the closest to a general rich text/document/picture
file format that many biologists now have access to thru software.
Note that RTF format is of a kind that can be sent thru e-mail without
problems, and images can be included in it.
Here is a list of RTF (Rich Text Format) capable wordprocessors:
Platform Wordprocessor Version
-------- --------------- ----------------
Mac Microsoft Word all versions
Mac WordPerfect 1?, 2 (current)
Mac WriteNow 2,3 (current)
Mac MacWrite II (current)
MS-DOS Microsoft Word all versions (?)
MS-DOS WordPerfect The version we have does not. 3.1?
MS-DOS AmiPro (Lotus) 2 and 3 Better that Word Perfect
MS-Windows Microsoft Word all versions
MS-Windows WordPerfect current
MS-Windows Dagesh 1.0
NeXT WriteNow current
NeXT WordPerfect (Not yet?)
Acorn RISCOS !Impression with Business package
Sun WordPerfect Not yet
XWindows WordPerfect Not yet
XWindows Framemaker (maybe, not verified)
XWindows Andrew User Interface System
Unix command-line troff/ditroff any - using troff2rtf and rtf2troff
XWindows = various Unix computers with xwindows unless specified.
troff2rtf and rtf2troff are available by ftp from ftp.primate.wisc.edu.
Wayne Rindone registered a request with WordPerfect corp to have
them add RTF to their XWin-Unix versions.
Don Gilbert gilbert at bio.indiana.edu
biocomputing office, biology dept., indiana univ., bloomington, in 47405
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