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All of our software has the ability to export all of the input and output
text and graphics to a file readable by most cad programs, word processors
and spreadsheets.  In addition, you can also use the copy and paste
commands available in nearly all windows programs.

Daystar Software is always looking for ways to improve our software.  Any
comments or wish lists would be greatly appreciated.

Mark Florence, P.E.
Daystar Software, Inc.

At 09:36 AM 7/28/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I guess one of my issues with software is that of the output. Some vendors
>do it better than others (few do it great) and I would love to have the
>capability of customizing the output.
>My question to software vendors is:
>Would it be too difficult to use Office Automation for output such that the
>output is created in Word Pad which everyone but Roger Turk has? The
>software could ship with a template and the user, if he/she so chooses, can
>customize the template to their liking? Of course MS Word would be better,
>but versioning would be a pain. Crystal Reports would be cool, too. This
>way, I could make the headers and footers for all of my output look the
>same, change the fonts, you know, fiddle with it.
>Another way would be to provide the output in .txt format (or, an optional
>export to .txt format). Maybe the software vendor could charge extra for an
>import template in MS Word, Wordperfect, etc.
>Thoughts from vendors would be appreciated.
>Bill Allen