#2 Installation: Default file format

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2006-07-11
2006-07-07
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No

I should be possible, to select the default format for
saving files during the installation.

It is inconvenient, to select the file format every
time, when a file is saved.

bg karel

Discussion

  • ShawnMcCuan
    ShawnMcCuan
    2006-07-10

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    Agreed.

     
  • Jean Goffinet
    Jean Goffinet
    2006-07-11

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  • Jean Goffinet
    Jean Goffinet
    2006-07-11

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    We currently have no way of doing this. But ideas are welcome!

     
  • drakaan
    drakaan
    2006-07-25

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    I was searching around today for tidbits on this subject,
    and I learned something that might be useful. The existing
    TextConverter (.cnv) files that microsoft uses are simple
    DLLs that take a given file format and convert it to (or
    from) RTF:

    http://www.msxnet.org/word2rtf/files/readme.txt

    There are some good links on there, including one to an
    SDK...haven't checked out the example code yet.

    That page says it was last reviewed in '04, so I'd guess at
    best it's valid through Office 2003, but since that's what
    most office users are using anyway...

    The reason I started looking for info on the .cnv files
    (which are apparently just renamed DLLs), is that in:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Text
    Converters\Export

    and

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Text
    Converters\Import

    There are a few that show up in the normal "Save As" listing
    but rely on TextConverter DLLs.

    I was thinking that for someone better versed than I in
    creating components that interact with word (or somebody
    with time to look over the SDK), it might not be impossible
    to get ODF added in the normal "Save As" dialog and set as
    the default format.

    If this is ground that has been gone over before, I
    apologize, but you did say that ideas were welcome... ;)

     
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