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Old 02-12-2004, 03:57 AM   #1
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Question StarOffice woes -- windoze cannot 'see' the .doc saved!


I'm having this really odd problem with StarOffice 5.2. I use Slackware at home, but print out my assignments on XP machines in school. The first time I tried to open a .doc saved in StarOffice on the school machine, however, I simply cannot see the .doc previously saved in Slak. Other documents previously saved in windoze can still be accessed though.

Can anyone help me out here?

Thanks in advance,

Old 02-12-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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what do you mean exactly by you you can't see the doc in windows ....
like are you saying that its not on the disk when you save it, or when you go to open it, its not listed in the open dialog box ?
is there anyway you can elaborate on this just a little more ?

personally i use also use SO5.2 myself, and have never seen an issue like that ..
Old 02-12-2004, 07:42 PM   #3
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well i can find the file (+ others that were saved in windows) in /mnt/floppy/ and double-click the icon to open it while in KDE.. but when i use the same floppy on an xp machine there is no icon -- what 'exists' apparently are the other files that were previously saved in windows.
Old 02-12-2004, 10:25 PM   #4
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just another thought: I don't really think that it's a staroffice problem per se, I have no problems opening the files when I send them to myself via email. It's probably some weird problem windows has in reading files that are saved in the linux OS I figure..

thanks again in advance for the help,

Old 02-12-2004, 10:38 PM   #5
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that's weird. Have you tried if XP can see other file types created under linux - say a .txt file?

Also, can you see the .doc files when you just open the folder in a file browser (I guess My Computer -> A? I once had a problem that Office wouldn't see doc files saved under linux on a dual boot setup even though the file browser saw them all right - and double clicking on it resulted in an attempt to open it using Word which then complained that the file does not exist... Never understood what the problem was and it went away after a reinstall.


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