What Is NeoOffice/J (and Can It Replace MS Office)
Subject:   Saving & document extension
Date:   2006-11-05 04:01:04
From:   pattiep
I'm having trouble saving a text document as something other than the default NeoOffice .sxw.
I can save as rich text format on my desktop with a warning that some info may be lost. Saving as a Word doc degrades text to x'x and o'x etc.

Main problem occurs when I drag the rtf file to a shared network drive, so that it can be pulled into a Quark file. The .rtf file corrupts/degrades when I drag it onto the network.

Any suggestions or related experiences?

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  • Matthew Russell photo Saving & document extension
    2006-11-05 04:47:58  Matthew Russell | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Are you using the latest version? Check the website to make sure. That *might* help your saving as word doc problem. I've never had that problem, and it's totally unacceptable, so I'd think that one was fixed quickly. In any event, the first step to fixing problems with OSS is usually to make sure you have the latest version.

    As for a file degrading after it's drug onto a network drive...that's almost certainly not a NeoOffice problem. Think about it: the file is fine. Then once it's moved somewhere, it's not fine anymore. NeoOffice originally creating the file shouldn't have anything to do with the file's ability to be moved around. Any issues encountered during a move operation should be fixed by cyclic redundancy checks (CRCs) that are run via the operating system.