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Old 08-14-2011, 08:08 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the updates. I'll file away your trouble-shooting in my brain pan.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 08:17 PM   #17
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Can't mark this thread as solved, as it is not yet solved. That is a workaround. I suppose I could write a script to change *.pps to .ppt, but that is not the point, Open Office can open them fine, why can't Libre Office??
 
Old 08-15-2011, 12:46 AM   #18
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Can't mark this thread as solved, as it is not yet solved. That is a workaround. I suppose I could write a script to change *.pps to .ppt, but that is not the point, Open Office can open them fine, why can't Libre Office??
Ah, if life only permitted us to be so demanding. Most people submitting queries to LQ would be very pleased to get a "workaround". They have a problem. We try to provide a solution be it a workaround or 10.000 lines of polished code. I see your point but someone who really needs to be able to edit an .ods file would consider this "a solution". From the point of view of a Libreoffice dev you may well be correct here.

We are still left with the mystery of why I am able to edit .pps files without resorting to this workaround. Did we establish whether we are using the same version of Libreoffice?
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:26 AM   #19
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Hey, that's not a demand, just a query! I installed Open Office and that is also a workaround!

I have LibreOffice 3.3.3.1-3.fc.15
 
Old 08-15-2011, 04:41 AM   #20
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I installed Open Office and that is also a workaround!
Indeed it is. You're quite right. You might try LibreOffice 3.4 and see how that reacts. As I said, it still opens in presentation mode but you can easily get to the edit mode with the <esc> key. I would imagine that most people don't have zillions of .pps files so changing the filename to .ppt shouldn't be too arduous. Anyway, I'm curious if 3.4 fixes the problem.
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