Just read on the news that Microsoft has announced a huge profit for the quarter ending September 30.
Since a profit figure of $4.29 billion is sufficient to make me interested 😉 , I went to their website to have a look at their previous Annual Report. And the thing that stuck me the most on going there was that they still give put out their annual reports on their own .doc format files.
I mean, its probably a small thing, but isn’t .pdf one of the most widely used formats on the Internet?
Yeah, I also agree that all computers can open a file in the MS-Word format. Maybe even more than the number of computers which can open PDFs. But if the whole world is moving towards using PDFs (specially for online documents), doesn’t it make more sense to follow the same? Or at least give the user the option of downloading the same file in multiple formats?
Or is this because their XPS format is directly pitted against Adobe’s PDF format?