Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 21:42:18 -0600
Reply-To: Alan Churchill <savian001@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Alan Churchill <savian001@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: The Future of RTF for Clinical Reporting
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I am NOT in pharma so let me get that out of the way. If by 'RTF' you mean
'Rich Text Format' then that is very old (1980s) and is proprietary to
Microsoft. I also read that it is 8-bit which really limits it in an
increasingly Unicode world.
I can't imagine anyone moving toward any transport other than XML. The
entire computing industry is moving toward markup languages that are
derivatives of XML so I wouldn't imagine anything different in Pharma.
If I confused RTF with something else, I take it all back ;-]
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 5:52 PM
Subject: The Future of RTF for Clinical Reporting
About a year ago I asked for your opinion/experience whether Clinical
is moving forward to the RTF, PDF, XML, HTML formats etc.
My experience is that more and more statisticians and medical writers
are aware of the RTF
format and begining to ask for it. What are your thoughts and
experience on this?