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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:48 PM

Linux is asking me to save in "odt" or "Windows doc".  Will I be able to view these documents in Windows applications if I save in odt?  It seems that Libre want's me to save in odt.  

 

What are the implications either way, simple answers please, just need to be able to view these on other computers also.  

 

I know newer Windows software will read older but I do not know about odt compatability.


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#2 pcpunk

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:11 PM

Why will no one reply to this, these documents belong to me NOT Microsoft, I will do as I please with them.  Is this the issue?

 

Tonight  I am trying to SAVE a document to a file on my usb which a lot of the documents were created in XP.  I just created the folder inside another folder but I cannot save to it.  It would only let me save to Libre Documents.  Should I just start a new usb with only Linux documents?  I don't get it why won't anyone help, wow deja vu.  Here we go again?


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:28 PM

you can open a ".odt" file in windows with apache openoffice. I'm sorry no one has responded to you thus far. text files are multi-platform 99% of the time if you can create on one you can open it on another.



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:30 AM

just save it as a windows document.


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

I think I will take that advice to just save as Windows document, I need easy, thanks guys.  I did finally read the Help and see the option to save as Windows doc.  One time that I was trying to Save or Save As it was telling me that if saved as Windows XP it might not be right for some reason, as a newb this is not enough info. really.

I was just getting ready to remove one of my two usb's and one of them the light is on and won't turn off, I wonder why?


Edited by pcpunk, 12 August 2014 - 12:17 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:18 PM

I don't know about the USB  but don't worry about the previously mentioned warning. It is just legal mumbo-jumbo. I get those warnings all the time yet never have had a problem.


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

Thanks again!


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