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Thank you, Jonathon (or is it Toki?). 

Regarding the password issue, the default action during a Save As … operation is to solicit a 
password and I might have entered a space in frustration.

When displayed, the navigation panel (which I think I mistakenly called a buttons panel) occupies a 
lot of screen real estate.

Export to PDF exports all the sheets. I want to print the defined print range from one of five 
sheets to a PDF file. It should be doable but I guess that might require a change to the Android OS 
and/or to the code copied from Apache OpenOffice in order to share the print output with an 
external (not yet available?) app.

The Open Source and licensing issues are indeed troubling. This kills the cross pollenization (sp?) 
prospects between projects. I thought works derived from Open Source products had to, themselves, 
be Open Source also. How wrong could I get? (Rhetoric question)

In any case I do find AnOo (as you called it) to be usable if attention is paid to its quirks. 


On February 7, 2014 10:53:35 AM PST, Toki <> wrote:
On 2/6/2014 4:12 AM, James E Lang wrote:

AOO1.x implements all the modules (Text Document, Spreadsheet,
Presentation, Drawing, Data Base, and Formula)

FWIW, it also has limited support for OOo 1.x file formats.

• The UI is hard to use on my smart phone which has a screen 2/3 the
size of a dollar bill. I can't speak regarding tablets with 7" or 10"

The navigation panel on the side makes it usable.
Navigator does not work, at least on my tablet.

• When saving a file, a password dialog is always offered. I
apparently  INADVERTENTLY set a password and since it was not

i) not inputting anything;
ii) inputting a space;

I don't remember which one is the default.

My impression is that that is no longer the default configuration.
FWIW, the configuration always reverts to default, when starting. A 
horrible feature, IMNSHO.

• I have not found how to specify the directory (folder) when
performing a Save As …. It simply has to be possible.

It can be done.

Once upon a time, I was going to write documentation for the program,
but decided against doing so, for reasons outlined at the end of this 

• I have not found a way to Print (even to a PDF file). AOO1.4,1
complains about there being no default printer.

"Export to PDF"

• There is no Exit on the File menu.

Close the document, then close the program.
FWIW, the Android software specification does not call for, nor require

a way to exit the program. Doing so can break something in the OS.

 I look forward to the day that the LO community gets its entry in
environment as good as this.

So do I.

My biggest _current_ objection is that it (AnOo) is _not_ distributed 
under the Apache Software Licence, but rather a long, rambling licence 
designed for a completely different purpose.(I know what the screen 
displays, however the developer claims that it is not distributed under
the Apache Licence, In any legal dispute, I'll take the most
licence claim, over the least restrictive licence claim.)

My second biggest objection is that source code is not available, and 
will not be publicly released.

IOW, it is a closed source, non-free non-libre proprietary application.


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