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Old 05-10-2006, 07:22 PM   #1
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Can't "Save As" with open office


I use open office 1.1

I can create and save/resave documents to my hard drive. For files that are presently on the floppy I can edit and resave them. But, with regards to the floppy disc I cannot create a new file and try to save it; nor can I rename a file thru Save As. I get the error:

Error saving the Document New.sxw: /floppy/New.sxw does not exist
 
Old 05-10-2006, 07:42 PM   #2
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Sounds like a permissions problem, not openoffice itself.

Last edited by meng; 05-10-2006 at 08:09 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 08:18 PM   #3
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OK: I've never tried this myself ...

My system uses Ubuntu Dapper and OOo 2.0. The floppy is block-special-device: /dev/fd0 which is mounted to /media/floppy0 (/floppy is an unusual mountpoint - you should check this) ... I can read the files in the floppy but "save as" generates the error you report.

I note that the "save" option is greyed out - so I suspect a permissions issue.
ls -la /media shows that root is the owner and only root can write to the floppy.

So I would check your permissions if I were you.

Usually I would mount a floppy in cli using $ mount /media/floppy ... however, mount couldn't autodetect the file system type so I was forced to use sudo mount -t vfat /media/floppy which worked fine... only it set the owner of the floppy to "root" instead of my user.

I edited /etc/fstab so the fs in the fd0 line read "vfat" instead of "auto", and remounted the floppy as a normal user. This time, save-as worked fine.

Possibly you mounted the floppy from commandline as root?

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 05-10-2006 at 08:22 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 11:53 AM   #4
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CHeck the permissions on the files on the floppy, when they were copied they may have had the wrong permissions set.

I would also follow Simons advice on the mount point for the floppy.

You also might want to consider updating to OO2.02 it loads much faster.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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Cannot "Save As"

Gentlemen, your prompting to check the permissions led me to the solution. The permissions were fine; and then I saw that I had already used 1.1M space. I copied the large files to the hard drive, and now "Save As" works like a charm.
I thank you both
 
  


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