TextEdit's Default Format: RTF... Why?
Subject:   So... is Mellel, Nisus Writer et al's use of RTF sane?
Date:   2005-10-31 23:11:43
From:   bioinfotools
Probably too late to get an answer, but here goes:

Mellel and Nisus Writer (and no doubt others I'm not familiar with) are word processors for Mac OS X, nice ones too from what little I've seen of them. They use RTF as their "main" format. Is this sane given your remarks that RTF is a mess for more complex things?

Related to this, what are the chances that a reasonably complex document prepared on one of these programs will be correctly presented by another program based around RTF?