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Re: [SLE] WP8 for Linux under SuSE 9.1?
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 14:48:10 -0400
  • Message-id: <200405291448.10232.dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Re: WP filter for .doc files

I suspect that the filter will not work for the present version.
I think this version is compiled for Linux, whereas the earlier
version that came out 2 or 3 years ago ran in WINE. If nayone
knows better, please advise.

--doug

On Friday 28 May 2004 23:00, BandiPat wrote:
> 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.
>
> Lee
>
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