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    Post Uploading OpenOffice files

    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?

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    It can do zip files... Can you pop them into one of those ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    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.


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    Or just save to .doc from OpenOffice
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandwarf View Post
    Or just save to .doc from OpenOffice
    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
    I believe Open Office natively supports exporting to .pdf out of the box.
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    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.



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    Open Office does export in PDF format. That's actually what finally prompted me to try it: I needed to do some document conversion.

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