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Dealing with Documents

Posted on 3 June 2009 by Jesse Ross

The Étoilé team has a pretty strong opinion about how users should be able to work with documents on their computers. It seems as if we're not alone, though. Lukas Mathis has written an article lamenting the state of document creation on modern systems, and then takes a look in the history books to show that the way we do it now isn't the only way, and, most importantly, is probably not the best way. Lukas offers up a good solution for approximating the ideal using OS X and a template-based system. Our proposed solution is closer to OpenDoc, but if you'd like to understand why we feel so strongly about this (as well as read about some of the systems that have influenced us), give the article a read.