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Old 03-12-2004, 09:47 PM   #1
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console mode command


Hi, I'm a newbie. Maybe this is a stupid question. In the console mode, when I want to edit / open a file .txt, I can use pico or cat command. But what if I want to open a file.doc or file.ppt from a console mode? note that my Linux have open office in it. thx in advance.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 09:51 PM   #2
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well isn't .ppt a MS powerpoint file ?
if it is, then your going to need presentation software to open that ...
as of a .doc file, you will be able to view it with a text editor but
it will have all kinds of crazy non-characters in it also ...
you will need openoffice or staroffice or even as far as MS office
running with wine to be able to view it correctly ...
 
Old 03-12-2004, 09:59 PM   #3
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yeach, I have open office in my Mandrake. How to open that file in open office from console mode?for example, in windows cmd,you can easilly type : "d:>text.ppt" if you're file is in D:. What about linux? Thx!
 
  


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