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Nice reply Brian and spot on. And correct it is a quirk of IE to see a file with a compressed content, and assume it's a zip. And again I continue my head scratching until I'm bald, as to why people still want to use IE with it's archaic code, and ongoing quirks and security flaws.

This when there are superior and up to date Internet browsers out there.

Andrew Brown

On 15/08/2013 06:08 AM, Brian Barker wrote:
At 21:02 14/08/2013 -0400, Virgil Arrington wrote:
The strange thing was I didn't extract the oxt from the zip. I simply renamed the zip to an oxt. There was no oxt file inside the zip.

You didn't need to. An .oxt file, like other ODF formats, is itself a zip archive. What has happened is that the process of downloading the file has incorrectly modified its .odt extension to .zip - which is not unusual, in fact. (Don't ask me why or in what circumstances this occurs, but it does: it appears to be a quirk of Internet Explorer.) In such cases, you need merely to rename the file back to have its correct original extension - as you did.

Brian Barker

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