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From "Keith N. McKenna" <>
Subject Re: Reading and Exporting spreadsheets
Date Tue, 07 Jan 2014 02:48:53 GMT
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Arthur Schwarz wrote:
> Win7 cygwin
> 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?
Mr Schwartz;

You may be better posting this request to the dev list at rather than here.
Many of the developers work in a cygwin environment and may be better
able to help with this. Though some of the developers do frequent this
list this type of question stands a better chance of being answered
over there. Most of the people who answer questions here are users of
OpenOffice but not necessarily conversant in usage of cygwin.

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