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bblackmoor
12-12-2009, 04:10 PM
It appears that the forum has been set to forbid the uploading of OpenOffice files. Can you please set the forum to accept uploads in OpenOffice format?

odt
ods
odp
odg
odf

Redrobes
12-12-2009, 04:59 PM
It can do zip files... Can you pop them into one of those ?

bblackmoor
12-12-2009, 05:28 PM
It can do zip files... Can you pop them into one of those ?

Of course. But it should not be necessary. And there is no advantage to zipping an OpenOffice file: it is already a compressed format.

Redrobes
12-12-2009, 05:38 PM
Oh I agree. I have skipped over several tuts written with .doc format because I dont do .doc

I dont think even a CL can do this tho. We might have to wait for Arcana and see what he says about it.

Ascension
12-12-2009, 05:46 PM
Yeah, that'll be up to Robbie.

Sigurd
12-12-2009, 07:17 PM
I'd vote in favour of this as a good step. Since it is a compressed format zipping makes very size difference.

Besides Open Office is a really, really good app.


Sigurd

Gandwarf
12-12-2009, 07:29 PM
Or just save to .doc from OpenOffice :D
Yeah I know... might be annoying, but I am used to it, I am using both Word and OpenOffice on different computers.

Or get a PDF creator and print as PDF :D

jfrazierjr
12-12-2009, 08:11 PM
Or just save to .doc from OpenOffice :D
Yeah I know... might be annoying, but I am used to it, I am using both Word and OpenOffice on different computers.

Or get a PDF creator and print as PDF :D

I believe Open Office natively supports exporting to .pdf out of the box.

Sigurd
12-13-2009, 03:42 AM
Yes, but wouldn't it be peachy if you didn't have to convert back?

If you can post docs you should be able to post odts.

Open office is actually, well 'Open'. It makes a startlingly low entrance requirement for a publicly minded site. I find that Odts are usually smaller than doc files. They are easier to fix (its a zip file with another name folks). The source code is looked at regularly by people who have no contractual secrecy to maintain. They don't have the same history of macro viruses (I have no idea if this is technical prowess or obscurity). You can legally publish ODTs complete with the word processor that wrote them - for complete convenience. You are not asking people to buy $99+ worth of software or pirate anything.

Other than that, I'm in favour of the idea. :)



Sigurd

rdanhenry
12-13-2009, 05:00 AM
Open Office does export in PDF format. That's actually what finally prompted me to try it: I needed to do some document conversion.

bblackmoor
12-13-2009, 06:47 AM
Open Office does export in PDF format.


Yes, it does. But again, that's not the point.

rdanhenry
12-13-2009, 06:57 AM
Yes, it does. But again, that's not the point.

It was not the original question asked in this thread, but it was a question raised in this thread.

Imahilus
12-13-2009, 07:04 AM
My gripe about allowing microsoft office files, and not openoffice files is...
openoffice is just as good as office. There are some differences, but all in all, they are very comparable.
However, for the price of a legitimate office license, I could buy a lower end PC or a netbook. Openoffice is free..
(this is taken from a windows perspective, as I run linux.. office runs poorly under wine so it is even more of a no-brainer for me)

Gandwarf
12-13-2009, 07:09 AM
We will ask Arcana... if we can add file types, he is the only one that can do it. I don't think we have ever added a file type, though.

Coyotemax
12-13-2009, 07:21 AM
I would prefer to see PDF.

I do not have openoffice and i'd rather not have to install yet another program that I might use once every 6 months at most.

(and I would rather not get into a discussion of which programs are better and why people should or should not use specific programs. Just casting my vote for "I would rather see PDF's than anything else.")

Gandwarf
12-13-2009, 07:28 AM
I would prefer to see PDF.


PDF is already supported and can be attached to a post.

Coyotemax
12-13-2009, 07:33 AM
I'm aware of that, I'm responding to the people who want to upload openoffice files.

Sorry if I wasn't more clear.

Gandwarf
12-13-2009, 07:42 AM
Ah, that makes sense :)

Ascension
12-13-2009, 09:19 AM
Last year around this time we had a SketchUp fad going so Arcana added the .skp files.