Hi Frank, List Whenever I need to check on a file format, I go to <http://www.wotsit.org>. It has a searchable listing of most file formats available. RTF format is described in this document <http://www.wotsit.org/download.asp?f=rtf15>, with an addendum at <http://www.wotsit.org/download.asp?f=rtfadd97>. Those 2 are 147k and 62k respectively. <tip type="File Formats" author="dave_greig"> Need to find information on a particular file format? Visit http://www.wotsit.org for a comprehensive listing of different file formats, searchable and organised by type of file. </tip> HTH, Dave -----Original Message----- From: Frank [mailto:framar at interlog.com] Sent: Tuesday, 2 April 2002 3:01 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] MS Doc File Format Specs? I've noticed a good deal of apps that can read and write MS Word, Xcel, PPT (Office formats), that aren't necessarily MS partners (such as SunOffice, or ThinkFree for example). I know that the RTF spec is available, I was wondering if someone could point me to the specs for .doc? I've been Googling around quite a bit and can't seem to find it. Does this mean that 1) MS distributes it's file format spec to selected people? 2) That I didn't user the right combination of search terms? 3) That Sun <gasp> reverse engineered the file format? -- Our best destiny, as planetary cohabitants, is the development of what has been called "species consciousness" - something over and above nationalisms, blocs, religions, ethnicities. Frank Marion Framar Studios frank at framarstudios.com http://www.framarstudios.com -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !