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From Arthur Schwarz <>
Subject Reading and Exporting spreadsheets
Date Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:48:36 GMT

I created and saved a spreadsheet, 'ods' ,document. When I try to read it using my cygwin
alias "alias ods='/ProgramFiles86/OpenOffice\ 4/program/scalc.exe'" it (basically) says "what's
that" but when I use open office directly and use "Recent Documents" it seems to have no problem.
is my alias correct? I use a similar alias for the writer (alias odt='/ProgramFiles86/OpenOffice\
4/program/swriter.exe') and it works fine.

Now comes the real puzzler (for me), when I export the spreadseet as a pdf file, the cygwin
shell doesn't recognize it. That is, 'find', 'ls' don't recognize the file. It comes up with
"no such directory or file. But when I go to the Windows explorer or import the file using
Adobe, no problem. The filename is there bold as lightning. and I have no issue. On the other
hand, using cygwin, I can't input the file to adobe.

Now for the confounding aspect. Everything works as expected in the writer. I can create a
pdf file, see it in cygwin, open and use it in adobe, list it, and I guess do everything needful.
But not when I create a spreadsheet.

Wait, wait. I have (yet) another mystery. When I open a new shell (but do not reboot), the
new shell shows the created pdf file but now the ods file is missing. And, contrary to everything
above, I can load the pdf file to adobe in the cygwin shell the exact opposite of above. 

Right now it's an irritation but is there something that I've done wrong or someway to fix
the problem so that it shows up in by cygwin shell?

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