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Old 09-20-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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Librewriter attachments


Must be a simple solution! With Docx attachments the screen shows enlarged text and extended width to end of screen and prints as landscape. I guess this is a configuration issue- anyone know the solution?
 
Old 09-20-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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Your question isn't very clear to me. Are you talking about the behaviour of "attachments" (whatever they are?) when a docx document is displayed in Libreoffice? Are you talking about "attachments" that are inserted into a Libreoffice document created using Libreoffice? Please explain what an attachment means and what exactly your question is.
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:39 PM   #3
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Your question isn't very clear to me. Are you talking about the behaviour of "attachments" (whatever they are?) when a docx document is displayed in Libreoffice? Are you talking about "attachments" that are inserted into a Libreoffice document created using Libreoffice? Please explain what an attachment means and what exactly your question is.
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Thank you for your response. When I receive an email with an attachment which is a .docx attachment and open it with Librewriter it appears on the screen in landscape form in large text. If I receive an email with a .jpg attachment it appears correctly in portrait form on the screen. I suspect I need to reconfigure Librewriter for it to handle .docx attachments, or maybe Librewriter will not accomodate .docx attachments? If I have to reconfigure Librewriter I have no idea how to do it?
 
Old 09-20-2014, 08:43 PM   #4
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My LibreOffice handles *.docx attachments quite well out of the box. This has been the case regardless of the underlying distro.

It is possible that LO is just doing what it's told and that the documents you receive are poorly constructed?
 
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:09 PM   #5
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Is it possible that the creator of the document made it in landscape mode and big font?
 
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:49 PM   #6
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Once you open the document in libreoffice and make sure that it is not read-only you can click on the image and resize it. I've also noticed that happening in .docx files but not in .doc files. In any event it's easy enough to fix.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:44 AM   #7
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Received .doc attachments.

Yes, my previous question wasn't clear. Apologies.

when receiving attachments the text content is shortened - hence message in attachment incomplete. Is this something that can be managed?
 
Old 11-17-2014, 01:38 PM   #8
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Yes, my previous question wasn't clear. Apologies.

when receiving attachments the text content is shortened - hence message in attachment incomplete. Is this something that can be managed?
Can you explain what you mean by "text content is shortened". Is it shortened on every line? only at the end of the text? only at the beginning of the text? what kind of document is the text contained in? It's hard to offer advice when your question is so vague.
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:33 PM   #9
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Thank you for your response.

The document is a .doc attachment which unfortunately I cannot provide a screen shot or copy for reasons of confidentiality.

The email carries 4 attachments, one is this .doc and the others are jpg.

There is no problem with the jpg which are displayed via document reader but on the .doc attachment Linux is only offering Liberte and other-(which is blank).

The text of the .doc attachment has further sections of text starting before the first section is complete and this is demonstrated by the last lines of the first section of text missing. It appears that the last part of a section is being overwritten by the following section. Overwritten may not be the correct description as the last line of text is sometimes only half overwritten so that you can actually see the upper half of the characters.

This seems to arise with each section of text. This document is created online by one of my colleagues and when completed it is emailed to me. My colleague doesn't have a problem with it. It is only when I receive it. His software is Microsoft Word.
 
Old 11-17-2014, 04:36 PM   #10
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Hi Wellington. Can I confirm that the document is .doc and not .docx? Writer tends to handle .doc better that .docx.

Another thought...are you reading or modifying the document? If it is the former maybe the sender can PDF it and send to you?
 
Old 11-17-2014, 05:51 PM   #11
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.doc attachments

Hi timl,

Thank you for response.

Yes, it is .doc attachment.

When applying to Government type bodies it often as in this case, it relates to filling in an on-line application form which is tightly defined. You have to complete sections. As it happens, in this case we are a group of colleagues all contributing different sections but in the end only one of us completes and submits the form. Naturally we are individually concerned and need to see the completed and submitted form - as many as 20 pages or more. The final copy I received from my colleague was fine for the pages that were submitted as .jpg attachments. The first section which is a .doc attachment contains a number of sections which seem at some stage to overlap the previous section and consequently the last line which displayed is part overlayed or lines are masked in some way so that the full text doesn't appear. At this stage I am only receiving the finished document after it has been submitted. I am not modifying it. Yes, it could be sent as .pdf but I am anxious that libertewriter is functioning correctly and whether I need to find a solution to what is potentially an on-going problem! I know I can deal with it using Microsoft Word etc., but I face some resistence as I am trying to get us and the company all engaged using Linux. I have lived for years with the the well hackneyed statement " No one ever gets the sack for buying IBM" and sadly that saying has now been assigned to Microsoft. I need to check what operating system was involved in sending me the document and attachments as it could have been from a tablet?
 
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a few more thoughts then.

I have never tried this but...MS Office should be able to save the doc in the ODT format native to LibreOffice. It would be interesting to know what happens if the sender saves the file in this format (a bit of inter office suites compatibility).

Another thought...what version of LibreOffice are you running? Could it be that a later version would fix the problem? The latest release is 4.3.4

I was going to suggest raising the bug on LibreOffice's bugzilla. However the first step there is to reproduce the problem independently which sounds difficult
 
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:12 PM   #13
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Hi timl,

Thank you for your observations.

The version of Libreoffice is the one that comes with Mint 16 and Quiana 17 just loaded in second pc.

I have downloaded the document via MS Office 2010 and it appears on screen ok and prints ok with no glitches.

When I download the attachment from email from Linux via Thunderbird it appears with the overlaying and condensing of text sections as previously described. It then prints as per the screen showing same image.

If we don't have to use this application process again it probably won't occur but it would be nice to get to the bottom of the problem as you never know the potential ramifications in the future. I suppose it could evne be related to Thunderbird?

With thanks.
 
  


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