In a message dated 3/26/04 9:02:12 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:

<< But...are .bwf files (which I've never heard of) accessible to any other
applications than the specialized program used to create them?
Accessibility, >>

Yes, bwf files are widely accessible to applications:  basically they're an
extension of .WAV and backward compatible with .wav applications. pretty much
in the manner you describe for MSword.  Its just that the text fields won't be
available in many other applications.

A more likely incompatibility is that hi-rez files of ANY format (resolution
higher than 16-bit, 44.1Khz sampling) will not be backward compatible with
older audio apps not equipped to handle the larger files.

Dave Radlauer