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Sunday, October 15, 2006
Some online document tools
Possibly useful online document tools. The best thing to do with all of them is to save often and keep a local copy. The technology systems and implementation are still roughish
"Google's online word processor, docs.google.com [I think it was Writely before - MCP], lets you import documents and then save them in other formats, such as RTF, Word, OpenOffice, and PDF. This makes it easy to convert troublesome files even if you can't/won't install OpenOffice.
You can import Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text (.rtf), OpenDocument Text (.odt) and StarOffice (.sxw). Also, makes free pdfs FTW!
Even cooler: you can email documents into the text editor as inline text or as attachments. -- firstname.lastname@example.org"
"the file size is limited to 512 K -- email@example.com"
Writers are using this as "a tool for (a) getting novels to my agent and editors, (b) letting said agent and editors redline those novels, (c) as a tool for collaborating on short stories with a writer on another continent, (d) as a tool for allowing translators to grab the latest bugfixed version of a given manuscript, and (e) as an online file conversion tool. The accounts are password-protected, not open to the general public by default; data stored on their system may be read by 'bots looking for keywords, but that's about it. -- firstname.lastname@example.org"
www.thinkfree.com/ common/ main.tfo?
www.ajax13.com/ en/ ajaxwrite
With ThinkFree online web 2.0 app you can replace MS Office. Watch my screencast to see how it in action without the need to register. On myuninstalledlife.com I'm trying to uninstall everything from my desktop and replace it with web applications - and I mean EVERYTHING, I just don't want to replace the apps but also keep 100s of gigs of data online.Post a Comment
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