I was just saving a text document (12pt TNR, single spacing, no tricks) into 3 formats: .tmd, .docx, and .doc.
The way I have my PC set up, is that I have MS Office 2003 installed for full compatibility with my collection of older .doc files made by me, which I originally saved using MSO 2003. In addition, I have SMO 2010 rev.591 installed, and also MS Office 2010. Kind of complex, I know, but each suite has its strong points, and if nothing else full compatibility with its native formats.
Anyway, I noticed when I saved my 286 kb original .doc file from Word 2010 (as a .docx), it became only 72 kb in size. I then opened the same .doc in TextMaker and saved it as a .tmd file, and it became 188 kb in size.
For some reason, I was under the impression the .tmd format was XML based (like .docx), but I can't find any information about this. But I could not open the .tmd file with 7-zip (like you can do with .docx files), so this made me doubt that. So I would like to read up and the properties of the .tmd format. Is there an information file somewhere that I can read?
Also, I wonder why the .tmd format saves the document to a 188 kb size? It is 100 kb smaller than .doc, but it is more than 100 kb bigger than the .docx. Why is this? Does it include the font, or?
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