While word processors come and go, I am much more interested in long-term support for the file format. I suppose it makes sense to say that the Word format will have a long life, but I'm trying to find something more open. I've used ClarisWorks/AppleWorks in the past only to see Apple drop the format in favor of something else. Now I use Pages, but Im none too sure Apple won't so the same, given time- And the lack of Linux/Windoze compatibility is a drag, too. Therefore, I'm strongly leaning towards LibreOffice's .odt format for those qualities- cross-compatibility and long-term support for the file format, and I'd like to read some other thoughts on that. Of course, I am aware that pure text (.txt/ASCII) format is probably the ultimate as far as compatibility and support go, but I'm talking about a format that can retain formatting and images along with the text itself.