Should this page be a bit more structured? In particular, the link TO this page seems to suggest it is "office document format" rather than simply documents. Should there be a list of genres such as: Word Processing document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, etc?
- Probably. Other than the few editing guidelines Jason has put up, we're playing things by ear. Feel free to take a stab at it. -- Rhetoric X (talk) 19:11, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
- I made a few headings for a start. -- Rhetoric X (talk) 19:18, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
There are a whole heap of old word processors in existence for Apple IIs and Commodores and TRS-80s and Ataris and so on... Wikipedia lists some, but I think they even missed some of them... I remember using one called Screenwriter II on the Apple II (probably still have the disk and manual around somewhere, but don't have a working Apple to run it on), but can't find any reference to that. I don't know any details on the file formats used by any of those, however. Dan Tobias (talk) 17:43, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
- Well, add it to the list. As long as we know it exists, we can work on tracking down more information. -- Rhetoric X (talk) 20:20, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
So, I'm not exactly sure where on the page this should go, but here's a library that supports a large number of pre-Mac OS X word processing formats: libmwaw. LibreOffice uses this library to be able to support those file formats: LibreOffice import filter for legacy Mac file-formats Dashcloud (talk) 02:32, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
- What I generally do with multi-format readers/writers/emulators is link them on each of the articles about any of the formats they support, and maybe also on the generic page about the file type it is connected to. Dan Tobias (talk) 03:28, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Should spreadsheets and slide sets be labelled as "documents". Separate categories might be more appropriate. Perhaps the page could be called "productivity files" or something similar? Just checked and they are separate in the software section: File_creation_software --Euanc (talk) 18:52, 15 October 2014 (UTC)