choice of file format?

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MTO
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choice of file format?

Post by MTO » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:40 am

I'm just curious -- what are the advantages of saving files in the tmd or tmdx format, rather than docx, etc.?

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Re: choice of file format?

Post by SuperTech » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:19 am

Thanks for your inquiry. These are different file formats with minor differences.

tmdx/tmd are TextMaker file formats which include all the features provided by TextMaker where tmd is an older format and tmdx is the latest one. In other file formats like docx, there will be some features missing but tmdx includes everything.

Use other file formats only when you want interoperability with other similar software like if you have to share files with someone using MS-Word you can use docx so that you both can work on same file.

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Re: choice of file format?

Post by JohnWasilewski » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:53 pm

I am very interested in this. Please could I trouble you to give us 3 or 4 examples of TM features we lose when saving as .docx, or else tell us where to look to read about them?

Knowing this would be very helpful.
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Re: choice of file format?

Post by Jossi » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:07 am

One thing I remember is that TM allows multiple columns in text boxes, and Word doesn't. So these are not saved in *.doc or *.docx.

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