On Thu, 20 Aug 2020 at 19:08:43, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell Post by krw
I get constant complaints from one committee member that the odt (or
other files) are zip files and their ipad cannot read them so they are a
real pain in the neck!
They _are_ .zip files, just with a different extension.
Post by Nick Odell
I (used to) use the Save as... functions to provide the documents in
whatever form the recipient wanted.
If I ever got access to an offender's machine for more than a minute or
two, I changed the default to save as .doc (or .xls); I've yet to
encounter anyone who actually _uses_ whatever extra facilities the new
format offers, so they don't even notice. AFAIK, even the latest Office
still can save in .doc . I use 2003, and the only thing I can think of
that I use that 1998 (I had a 1998 version of '97) didn't have is cell
Assuming your complaining member is using 2003, there are patches that
allow 2003 to open (though not save) .docx (works transparently, i. e.
once you've installed the patches, if you try to open a .docx, it just
opens (it _may_ warn you that some features aren't available, but only
on the rare occasion that the creator has actually used them); I don't
think you can still get the patches from MS, but they should still be
findable. (If you can't, I've almost certainly got them.)
Post by Nick Odell
Incidentally (swerve) I am feeling pretty pleased with myself -
probably unjustifiably but pretty pleased nevertheless. Yesterday I
stripped the password protection off a PDF document by using the Linux
Print to PDF function and saving the result.
(-: [I haven't tried that with the Windows print to PDF I have (I use
pdf995, but there are many); I haven't encountered a protected PDF for
ages, or at least not one I wanted to do anything with that needed that
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