In his 1500-page manifesto — spammed to one thousand people more than one hour before the massacre — Norewegian killer Anders Breivik devoted pages and pages about how to read his deadly boring tome, including why he chose Microsoft Word:
I chose to send the compendium as a Word file for the following reason:
1. MS Word is one of the most common and popular software formats
2. Significantly easier to edit the document compared to PDF
3. A Word file is significantly smaller than a PDF file (3,5 MB vs 8-10 MB)
4. The quality of the images are conserved a lot better than in a PDF
5. Distribution: it is easier to avoid spam filters with a file smaller than 5 MB
Since I have chosen to send the document in Word format you can easily extract all information and the images from the Word file. I deliberately avoided locking the document for this reason.
Yeah. The nutcase actually prefaced his plans to kill a few dozen people in cold blood with some notes about why Word was perfect to distribute his condensed stupidity. But that’s not all. The anal nature of this bloody bastard continues here:
If you want to extract the images from word you can do the following:
1. Simply open MS Paint (standard Windows program), copy the image from Word and paste it in Paint. You then savethe image in Paint as a jpg or any other format.
It is easy to convert the file, if desired, to a PDF file or any other format. Simply save theWord file as a PDF file. As for extraction from a PDF file; several software programs including newer versions of Adobe Acrobat allow conversion and extraction. Just google the word; “PDF to Word converter” or do
He even gives tips about how to pirate the software:
If you want Word 2007 for longer than the 60 day trial it is likely you will have to download a serial code which allows you to unlock the software permanently or at least extend the trial period for 6-12 months.
I skimmed through the whole manifesto and it’s absolutely surreal. But these level of obsessive description even about the format of his mental diarrhoea is clearly indicative of the degree of craziness of that bloody bastard known.