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Re: Microsoft Word documents that "phone" home
From: Rex Sanders <rex () OCTOPUS WR USGS GOV>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 08:37:04 -0700

Testing the demonstration "bugged" documents in MacOS Office 98:

  Word 98 - works as advertised

  Excel 98 - image doesn't load, "file error, data may have been lost".

  PowerPoint 98 - image doesn't load, but error message looks like it could work with minor tweaking (image "ttp://..." 
couldn't be loaded).

I am very disappointed by Microsoft's response!

-- Rex


At 10:52 AM -0400 8/30/00, Richard M. Smith wrote:
A demonstration "bugged" document for Word 97 and Word 2000
has been set up at:

  http://www.privacycenter.du.edu/demos/bugged.doc

We also found that Excel 2000 spreadsheet files and
PowerPoint 2000 slideshows can be "bugged" in the same
manner.


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