PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> RE: Comments on draft-ietf-printe

PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> RE: Comments on draft-ietf-printe

RE: PMP> RE: Comments on draft-ietf-printermib-mib-info-05.txt

From: Gocek, Gary (GGocek@crt.xerox.com)
Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 09:24:04 EDT

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    In defense of Hain & Gahrns, they are not MS Word developers. They are two
    guys at Microsoft who write standards, and they wanted to use MS Word.
    Their intent was to show how MS Word can produce a source document that
    easily generates an IETF document. I agree that it would be nice to take an
    arbitrary document with pleasant formatting and turn it into IETF
    fixed-pitch format.

    Gary

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Hastings, Tom N
    > Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 6:36 PM
    > To: Gocek, Gary; Hastings, Tom N; 'Ron Bergman'
    > Cc: 'pmp@pwg.org'; Manros, Carl-Uno B; Herriot, Robert; 'McDonald, Ira
    > at Sharp'; 'McDonald, Ira at Xerox'
    > Subject: RE: PMP> RE: Comments on
    > draft-ietf-printermib-mib-info-05.txt
    >
    > Gary,
    >
    > I was hoping for something more than this.
    >
    > I looked at this RFC and it is designed so that WORD produces
    > CourierNew and only CourierNew fixed pitch font documents. I
    > believe the many folks would rather read documents with a
    > more readable font.
    >
    > Bob Herriot has a tool which is working on Windows 98 and we
    > are still trying to get some time to figure out why it isn't
    > working on NT. It takes the .txt file produced from the
    > generic print driver and converts it into an IETF .txt file.
    > Then we can have the best of both worlds.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Tom
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Gocek, Gary [mailto:GGocek@crt.xerox.com]
    > Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 05:43
    > To: Hastings, Tom N; 'Ron Bergman'
    > Cc: 'pmp@pwg.org'; Manros, Carl-Uno B; Herriot, Robert; 'McDonald, Ira
    > at Sharp'; 'McDonald, Ira at Xerox'
    > Subject: RE: PMP> RE: Comments on
    > draft-ietf-printermib-mib-info-05.txt
    >
    >
    > Two guys from Microsoft (Hain & Gahrns) recently wrote an
    > Internet Draft on
    > the subject of using MS Word for RFC-type documents. See:
    > ftp://ftp.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hain-msword-template-02.txt
    > This I-D has all the calculations for margins and such.
    > Thanks to Ira for
    > originally pointing this out to me a few weeks ago.
    >
    > Gary



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