To understand the mindset of Office, we have to understand where we were decades ago. Office, and it’s powerhouses Word and Excel, were written when most important documents were going to be printed out on paper and filed away somewhere. Simple text typeset in a basic format is not something that needs a word processor, it only needs somewhere to type. Gigantic software suites with more features and options than you can use are not the Unix way; the open source community can and has done better. HTML is the best document choice due to the growing ubiquity of the cloud, and access to the web from multiple portable devices. Allow me to present an alternative to the DarkDuck alternative.