On 05/11/2012 10:01 AM, Andreas Säger wrote:
I think the problem is the users do not understand "Save As" will allow
them to save in different format. Thus the problem of file default file
settings for LO with some users. I have worked with people who have
never understood what "Save As" does in any program not just LO. Thus
they have no idea that are different file formats for the same type of
file (document, photo, video, audio, etc.). Thus setting LO (or any
other application) to a preferred setting for these users must done even
if it is not the best practice.
Am 11.05.2012 10:47, email@example.com wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply. I probably wasn't clear enough about the
goal being that any users added to the machines (post facto) would
default formats without doing (knowing how to do) anything. (I was
recently excoriated by a client who had difficulty because her
customers couldn't open the .odt's LOo gave her....)
It is somewhere in the options but you must not do that. Always edit
your documents in the native ODF format (odt, ods, odp etc) in order
to get most of the software and the best conversion results.
Then you call menu:File>Send>"Document As PDF" and everybody will be
able to read an exact virtual print of your document since everybody
has some PDF reading software on any computer platform.
*If and only if* you need to co-edit some document with users of
Microsoft Office you call menu:File>Send>"Document AS MS ..." which
keeps your ODF document while attaching a MS version to an email.
Next time you get mailed the next version of some MS file open that
file and save your copy in native ODF in your own working directory.
In this scenario you have to strictly avoid the new OOXML document
formats (docx, xlsx and pptx). LibreOffice stores well formed
documents in the older doc/xls/ppt formats while these formats are
fully supported by MS office. The conversion to doc/xls/ppt works best
when it is done in one go. Working in foreign file formats (saving as
doc every few minutes) may cumulate conversion flaws.
Hope this helps.
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