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From Carmen Putrino <>
Subject Re: Reading and Exporting spreadsheets--another commentary
Date Tue, 07 Jan 2014 04:16:10 GMT
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> On Jan 6, 2014, at 7:28 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Anthony J. Rudgers
> <> wrote:
>> Greetings All,
>> Here's (imho) another example of the symptoms of the coding flaws inherent
>> in the present OOo software suite.  You do something according to one set of
>> seemingly-valid protocols & get one result (or, perhaps, non-result), & then
>> you do it according to another set of also-valid protocols, & get an
>> entirely different result (or non-result).   This, at least to me, would
>> indicate that there are instances of differing, &, consequently,
>> inconsistent, coding within OOo.  I've experienced a similar inconsistency
>> in OOo code in another area.
>> I submit this query.  Do proponents of OOo software, want to deal w/ &
>> correct such problems, deny they exist, ignore them & "move on" (as embodied
>> in the posting: "I'm tired of this thread, can't we talk about something
>> else?"), throw up their hands & say that such inherent problems are just "a
>> fact of life--so live w/ them," or, simply, verbally abuse & belittle the
>> OOo users who point them out to this "community"?
> So I take it that you have completely diagnosed the problem and
> determined that it is a bug in OpenOffice and not a configuration
> issue in Cygwin.  Wow, that was fast!  Maybe now that you've
> troubleshooted and debugged the issue you would be so kind as to
> submit a patch to fix it?  Or write up a report in Bugzilla detailing
> how you reproduced the problem and showed that it was an OpenOffice
> issue?
> Regards,
> -Rob
>> Best wishes,
>> Anthony J. Rudgers
>> Orlando, FL U.S.A.
>> -----Original Message----- From: Arthur Schwarz
>> Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 6:48 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Reading and Exporting spreadsheets
>> 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?
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