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Old 05-21-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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Long filenames in OpenOffice


this is the first time I have used this forum, so I'm not sure about a lot of things. Please let me know if there is a better place to ask questions like this. Here is my question:

I'm running OpenOffice 1.0 on Windows ME. When I open a previously created file with a long file name (greater than 8 characters), then modify it with OpenOffice, and save it, the filename is truncated by OpenOffice to eight characters with a tilde and number at the end. How can I make OpenOffice retain the original filename?

Thanks for any response.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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1 Question - Do you know what linux is?

1 Answer (to your question) - This was a bug in OO1.0, try upgrading to 1.0.3
 
Old 05-22-2003, 07:53 AM   #3
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Thanks, David, for your reply. That explains my problem. Now I have to figure out how to upgrade to OpenOffice 1.0.3. I got OpenOffice 1.0.0 on a CD without any documentation of other information. Do I have to buy another CD to upgrade to 1.0.3, or can I do it online with only a 56K dialup modem, or can I just upgrade what changed, or did everything change?

In regard to your question, I am aware that Linux is an operating system and OpenOffice is an application program. I couldn't find a forum that seemed to accept simple basic questions about OpenOffice. If you know of one, I would be delighted to know what it is. There's lots of highly technical stuff, but it's hard to find a place for simple questions.

Thanks again for your reply.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 01:36 PM   #4
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It was more the fact that you asked a windows question on a linux forum

I downloaded OO over a 56k for my xp machine ok. Use a program like DAP to speed it up a bit:
http://www.speedbit.com/
 
  


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