File Formats

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File Formats

Monday, 12 March 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Meetup Event
Upper Board Room in First United Church, 16 William Street West, Waterloo, Ontario Map

What file formats do your documents, images, spreadsheets use? Can you exchange your files with people using Macs? Linux? VMS? Will your documents survive an upgrade of your application software? Can you switch to another word processor? Image editor? Spreadsheet app? Can you still read the files from backups created years ago with different software? Can you choose the file format your application uses?

In the month of Document Freedom Day we'll look at the importance of open, well-known file formats, and compare it to closed, proprietary formats that are so prevalent today.

--Marc Paré & Bob Jonkman