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Re: Re[2]: [SLE] WP8 for Linux under SuSE 9.1?
  • From: BandiPat <penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 23:00:45 -0400
  • Message-id: <200405282300.45416.penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 28 May 2004 10:39 pm, Gary wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> On Fri, 28 May 2004 22:27:05 -0400 UTC (5/28/2004, 9:27 PM -0500 UTC
> my time), Doug McGarrett wrote:
> D> AFAIK, it does not read any .doc files, but I could be wrong. I
> get some D> .doc files from a friend for editing, and he makes them
> on a MAC, so I D> don't know what the heck they are, but OO can read
> them. It's a pain.
> interesting.. I wonder if the MAC conversion has anything to do with
> it, and wonder if OO will convert the file into Word97 so you can use
> it in WP.. <g>
> thanks for the input.
> --
> Gary

WP8 was a victim of the "billion second bug" and when that occurred, the
filter for MSword files quit working. Corel never released a patch for
the problem before going on hiatus on the Linux version, but another
gentlemen did. It sounds as if Corel failed to fix the filter in the
newly released version as well. I don't understand Corel wanting to
test out the Linux market again with a crippled version of WP8. That's
too bad, it's a good word processor.

I do not know if the filter fix will work on the newer release, but I
have it if you guys want to try it. It's small enough to pass in
email, so just contact me off list.


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