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Old 06-10-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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Trouble viewing a doc using Vista/Word 2000 that was created using Mint8

I am new to Linux, these type of forums and open source programs other than Firefox. I am not sure that this is the proper place to ask this question. If not, I apologize and ask that you please direct me to the proper location. I look forward to being able to leave MS but would like to have documents that I create viewable by the Windows Word programs.

I am using Linux Mint 8 as a dual boot setup with Vista on my Presario lap top. When I am operating with Mint8 and create a simple doc and save it as a word 2000 document and place it in a folder I can locate and open it using Mint 8 very nicely. But, when I try to access it using Vista and Word 2000 it does not appear in the folder when I try to view "all files". Conversely, Not all of the documents, which were created using windows and already exist in my folders, jpeg files for sure, are visible when I look in a folder using Mint8 and try to view "all files". I did add to a doc that was created by Vista/Word using Mint8 Open office and those edits were viewable using either Vista/Word 2000 or Mint8 open office. This gave me hope.Thank you.
Old 06-10-2010, 09:43 AM   #2
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Where exactly are you saving it to that can be read by both systems?
Old 06-10-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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If you create a file in mint8, even if it can't be understood by word, it should at least be available in the "open file" dialog in Windows using the "all files" option, as long as you are saving it in a place which both OS's can get to and there were no errors in saving it. Might it be that you are saving the file in a place like "my documents" which although named the same on Windows and Linux, are likely not in the same place on the drives? Just a thought.
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Make a folder in windows under C:\ call it something like sharefolder or such.

Save your shared files there.


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