Ask OpenOffice -- The Apache OpenOffice project invites your questions

2012-11-27 Thread Rob Weir
Do you have a question about Apache OpenOffice? Something you always wondered about the product? Or a question about the OpenOffice open source project? Ask OpenOffice -- The Apache OpenOffice project invites your questions. Technical questions, questions about the open source project,

Re: Open Office in Swedish

2012-11-28 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM, M Henri Day mhenri...@gmail.com wrote: 2012/11/28 Hagar Delest hagar.del...@laposte.net Le 28/11/2012 19:43, M Henri Day a écrit : Agree - but the responsibility for the forking should be placed squarely where it lies - on Oracle. Moreover, the forked paths

OpenOffice Writer wins Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award for Best Single Office Program

2012-12-19 Thread Rob Weir
For 3rd year in a row, OpenOffice Writer wins Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award for Best Single Office Program. Congratulations, everyone! http://www.linuxjournal.com/slideshow/readers-choice-2012?page=10 Regards, -Rob -

Re: Financial models using Ruby

2013-02-05 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 4:30 AM, Dwayne Henderson its.code.in.h...@gmail.com wrote: I'm working on this financial modelhttp://leeds-faculty.colorado.edu/moyes/html/documents/FinancialProjectionsModelv6.8.9.xlsfor my upcoming ecommerce business using OpenOffice.org Calc (and the BASIC

Re: Questions

2013-02-28 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 4:42 PM, wabbott...@aol.com wrote: Before I upload your Open oFFICE. A. Do I get lots of marketing/advertising popups or other stuff ? If you download from http://www.openoffice.org/download then you will be OK. But be careful about downloading from other websites,

40 million download mark for Apache OpenOffice 3.4.

2013-03-04 Thread Rob Weir
Yesterday we reached the 40 million download mark for Apache OpenOffice 3.4. Congratulations to all the volunteers who made this possible! More information can be found in this blog post on this topic: http://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/apache_openoffice_40_million_downloads As always, any help

EPUB from OpenOffice

2013-04-02 Thread Rob Weir
*I see several extensions in the repository that offer EPub digital book conversion from OpenOffice: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/project/epubGenerator* * http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/project/Writer2ePub* *

Re: Open office issues.

2013-04-03 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM, Dan Cowell danielmartincow...@hotmail.comwrote: Hi there, I’m not sure is I’m going about this the correct way but I have an issue with Open Office. I recently downloaded the program to my new dell tablet, which runs on windows 8 pro, but when I try open it I

Re: EPUB from OpenOffice

2013-04-05 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Rory O'Farrell ofarr...@iol.ie wrote: On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:49:13 -0400 Rob Weir robw...@apache.org wrote: *I see several extensions in the repository that offer EPub digital book conversion from OpenOffice: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en

Re: 40 million download mark for Apache OpenOffice 3.4.

2013-04-07 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Virgil Arrington cuyfa...@hotmail.comwrote: Downloads are easy to measure. Installations and removals aren't. We're very sensitive to user privacy concerns. AOO 3.4.0 and beyond do not even have user registration steps during install. So, as you say, we don't

Re: Clarification of Public Documentation License 1.0

2013-04-12 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM, d...@nixsyspaus.org wrote: Greetings, Could someone of proper standing submit the PDL: http://www.openoffice.org/licenses/PDL.html to the OSI: http://opensource.org/approval for review and clarification of this license? 1. It is a documentation

Re: little known features in LO/OO?

2013-04-17 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 9:38 AM, M. Fioretti mfiore...@nexaima.net wrote: Greetings, I'm looking for general inspiration (not necessarily pointers to specific examples, even if those are welcome too, of course) to write an article or two on this topic. What would you say is the **least**

Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey now Open!

2013-04-24 Thread Rob Weir
The Apache OpenOffice project is planning a brand refresh for our next major release, Apache OpenOffice 4.0. As part of this effort we are looking to update our logo. We've received 40 proposals from community members and we would like your feedback on these designs. You can find the survey

Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey now Open!

2013-04-24 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Albino B Neto bino...@gmail.com wrote: 2013/4/24 Rob Weir robw...@apache.org: http://survey.openoffice.org/index.php/815178/ Good ! :-) I'm already spreading. 407 responses so far. Oh, my poor little server! -Rob Albino

Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey now Open!

2013-04-24 Thread Rob Weir
Le 24/04/2013 17:50, Rob Weir a écrit : The Apache OpenOffice project is planning a brand refresh for our next major release, Apache OpenOffice 4.0. As part of this effort we are looking to update our logo. We've received 40 proposals from community members and we would like your feedback

Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey now Open!

2013-04-28 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Urmas davian...@gmail.com wrote: The Apache OpenOffice project is planning a brand refresh for our next major release, Apache OpenOffice 4.0. As part of this effort we are looking to update our logo. And there was no better ideas that copycatting MSO 4-tile

Re: template paths for OS X and Windows

2013-05-03 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:56 AM, Bruce Byfield bbyfi...@axion.net wrote: Hi: I am trying to find the location of template directories for both the system and for user accounts for both 32 and 64bit installations for OS X and Windows. The complete information is surprisingly hard to find.

Are you successfully using OpenOffice? Can we quote you on that?

2013-05-06 Thread Rob Weir
We're close to hitting the 50 million download mark for Apache OpenOffice 3.4. This is a major milestone and we're thinking about putting out a press release. As part of this we'd like to include quotes for some success stories with OpenOffice users. Ideally, I'd like something interesting, a

Re: Zooming in

2013-05-08 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM, Patricia Hickin pph...@gmail.com wrote: My computer zooms in on OpenOffice (and other) screens without my telling it to. (I have a laptop with touchpad). I know it has something to do with the way I'm using my fingers on the touchpad but I can't quite figure

Results of the Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey

2013-05-10 Thread Rob Weir
Thanks to all in the community who took time to offer feedback on our recent logo survey for Apache OpenOffice 4.0. Over 5000 users rated the 40 logo proposals and many offered detailed comments. We have a new blog post where you can see what the top logo proposals were, as well as meet the

Re: EPUB from OpenOffice

2013-05-10 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Dan Lewis elderdanle...@gmail.com wrote: On 05/10/2013 04:27 AM, Rory O'Farrell wrote: On Fri, 10 May 2013 02:31:33 -0500 Tamblyne tambl...@gmail.com wrote: On 4/2/2013 4:01 PM, Rory O'Farrell wrote: On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 16:49:13 -0400 Rob Weir robw

Re: [DISCUSS] ODF file formats vs Zip

2013-06-10 Thread Rob Weir
uncompressed sections on discovery of their uncompressability, but the result won't be the same size as the original. I don't know if the DEFLATE compression used will produce those.) -Original Message- From: Rob Weir [mailto:robw...@apache.org] Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 05:45 AM

With Apache OpenOffice you get what you don't pay for

2013-06-17 Thread Rob Weir
We've noticed a scam recently where people were fooled into paying a 3rd party website to download OpenOffice. But OpenOffice is free to download from http://www.openoffice.org/. You know this, of course. Anyone who has visited the website know this. But many do not know this. Can you help us

Re: With Apache OpenOffice you get what you don't pay for

2013-06-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 6:11 PM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: On 17/06/2013 Rob Weir wrote: Click the links on the Help Spread the Word section of this page, if you want to help: http://www.download.openoffice.org/download/ This link (in the blog post too) works, but it isn't

Re: AOO-Members dont forget voting

2013-07-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 7:49 AM, kalle hauser bugfind...@yahoo.de wrote: for the RC2 to be released as AOO 4.0 (or even not) on http://www.marshut.com/rrypt/release-openoffice-4-rc2.html ;-) My question to this: it seems, that not one IT-website in the internet knows about a RC of AOO 4.

Re: AOO-Members dont forget voting

2013-07-20 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 7:49 AM, Virgil Arrington cuyfa...@hotmail.com wrote: On Friday July, 19, 2013, Rob Weir wrote: We've discussed AOO 4.0 many times, on the blog and in social media, and this has been covered in the press. Yes, we don't issue a press release every week or every time we

Re: AOO-Members dont forget voting

2013-07-20 Thread Rob Weir
. Take Care. Scooter College Park, MD USA Rob Weir wrote on 7/20/2013 11:33 AM: On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 7:49 AM, Virgil Arrington cuyfa...@hotmail.com wrote: On Friday July, 19, 2013, Rob Weir wrote: We've discussed AOO 4.0 many times, on the blog and in social media, and this has been

Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is now available

2013-07-23 Thread Rob Weir
the links on this page [3]. Regards, Rob Weir, Apache OpenOffice Project Management Committee [1] http://www.openoffice.org/download/ [2] http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.0+Release+Notes [3] https://openoffice.apache.org/downloads.html

Re: Screenshots on website???

2013-07-23 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 7:05 AM, kalle hauser bugfind...@yahoo.de wrote: Hi all, Im reading the comments of users in some german forums about AOO 4 at the moment. One user aked for screenshots, becuase he couldnt find any on the official website. The Release Notes for 4.0 are filled

Re: FUD right after download

2013-07-23 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 10:22 AM, Fernando Cassia fcas...@gmail.com wrote: Oh sweet irony, right after downloading AOO 4.0, and before one even gets a chance to install it, you get the same FUD review from a LO zealot as part of the SF.Net redirect to the reviews section...

Re: Conflicts?

2013-07-23 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Hagar Delest hagar.del...@laposte.net wrote: Can't say for sure on Windows (but I don't think there would be any problem). We didn't do extensive testing with AOO/LO co-install on Windows, but we did do some basic testing. This was with AOO 4.0 and LO 4.0.

Re: Still unable to email documents with version 4 upgrade

2013-07-24 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 7:03 AM, MIKE LISH emell...@gmail.com wrote: All of this seems rather convoluted and complicated. Why can't AOO be made to recognize Google, as it has been made to recognize its compatibility with Microsoft .doc etc. etc. instead of pushing blame in Google's

Re: Still unable to email documents with version 4 upgrade

2013-07-24 Thread Rob Weir
. That's the way to go. If you use an adapter then all of your desktop applications that support MAPI will be able to work with GMail as well. -Rob Regards, Mike On 24 July 2013 12:31, Rob Weir robw...@apache.org wrote: On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 7:03 AM, MIKE LISH emell...@gmail.com wrote: All

Re: OO site certificate still bad

2013-07-25 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM, James Knott james.kn...@rogers.com wrote: Rob Weir wrote: But we are looking into getting a site certificate for *.openoffice.org. That would help secure other things, like forum and wiki logins, etc. Of course this is not tied to the product release

Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is now available

2013-07-30 Thread Rob Weir
as well. -Rob Dale Erwin Jr. 28 de Julio 657, Depto. 03 Magdalena del Mar, Lima 17 PERU http://leather.casaerwin.org On 7/23/2013 4:29 AM, Rob Weir wrote: The Apache OpenOffice project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenOffice 4.0. You can download it from our

Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is now available

2013-07-30 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 7:21 PM, Dale Erwin d...@casaerwin.org wrote: BTW, did I read that is necessary to uninstall 3.4 before installing 4.0? it is not necessary to uninstall 3.3.0, 3.4.0 or 3.4.1. As far as the update notifications go, I have seen over 100K downloads in the past week from

Summary of AOO 4.0 download activity for 1st week

2013-07-31 Thread Rob Weir
We released AOO 4.0 on July 23nd, mid-day UTC. We only have summary data for full days, so the following is really for 6.5 days of AOO 4.0, through July 29th. 1,257,653 total downloads (full installs, not including langpacks). In comparison, the 1st 7 days of AOO 3.4.0 saw around 750K

Re: Summary of AOO 4.0 download activity for 1st week

2013-08-01 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 6:33 AM, Urmas davian...@gmail.com wrote: And yet the *OO developers treat Windows users as a second-class citizens. In what way do you think this is true? -Rob - To unsubscribe, e-mail:

Re: Summary of AOO 4.0 download activity for 1st week

2013-08-02 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Urmas davian...@gmail.com wrote: Rob Weir: In what way do you think this is true? Bugs/features affecting Windows integration or performance are overlooked, sometimes for 2–3 years. Compatibility and interaction with Windows-only software is ridiculed

Re: OpenOffice Download Page

2013-08-07 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Steele, Raymond raymond.ste...@lmco.com wrote: I download page does not seem to be displaying the correct information. I am looking to download the latest version 4.0 source. Can someone point me in the right direction. I am looking for the tarball.

Re: EXTERNAL: Re: OpenOffice Download Page

2013-08-07 Thread Rob Weir
/openoffice/4.0.0/source/ Thanks Marcus -Original Message- From: Rob Weir [mailto:robw...@apache.org] Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 10:51 AM To: d...@openoffice.apache.org; Steele, Raymond Cc: users@openoffice.apache.org Subject: EXTERNAL: Re: OpenOffice Download Page On Wed, Aug

Re: Is anyone using Apple Pages?

2013-08-22 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM, Julian Thomas j...@jt-mj.net wrote: On 21Aug 2013, at 3:33 PM, Rob Weir robw...@apache.org wrote: If possible I'd like to get two test files saved from Pages: 1) An Empty document 2) A document that has a simple string, like hello world Both saved

Re: Please Enroll Me in Your Users' Database and Your Mailing List

2013-08-22 Thread Rob Weir
Information on signing up for the Apache OpenOffice mailing list is here: http://www.openoffice.org/social/ Regards, -Rob On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 8:58 AM, Steven W. Kimble kimbl...@sbcglobal.net wrote: --Steve ('Gator) Kimble sends

Re: KEYS

2013-08-25 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM, Allen Tabbert atabb...@goldengate.net wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Hi, I wanted to verify the Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz.asc against my download. I downloaded the KEYS using: wget

Re: MSFT FUD

2013-08-26 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 2:59 AM, Fernando Cassia fcas...@gmail.com wrote: https://twitter.com/whymicrosoft/status/352474084262678528 6 things you should consider before you rely on http://OpenOffice.org : http://ow.ly/mBdvR Companies tend to do this when they feel threatened. -Rob Ballmer

Re: Windows 8

2013-09-06 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:37 AM, iain watson iain_wats...@hotmail.com wrote: Will all versions of OpenOffice run under Windows 8? We haven't tested all versions of OpenOffice on Windows 8, but versions 3.4.1 and 4.0 appear to run fine on Windows 8. -Rob Many thanks for your replies. Iain

2013 InfoWorld Bossie (Best of Open Source) Awards

2013-09-17 Thread Rob Weir
We picked up an award in the desktop and mobile software category: http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/119867/bossie-awards-2013-the-best-open-source-desktop-and-mobile-software-226979#slide8 Regards, -Rob - To unsubscribe,

Re: AOO can't open .xlsx spreadsheet at Cornell site

2013-09-25 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Dick Hoffman old...@ix.netcom.com wrote: I downloaded a fairly large spreadsheet from this location http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/ but when I try to open it with AOO the progress line shows about a quarter of it being loaded and then

Re: AOO can't open .xlsx spreadsheet at Cornell site

2013-09-26 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Kay Schenk kay.sch...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 6:28 PM, Rob Weir robw...@apache.org wrote: On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Dick Hoffman old...@ix.netcom.com wrote: I downloaded a fairly large spreadsheet from this location http

[ANN] Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 released

2013-10-01 Thread Rob Weir
, Turkish and Vietnamese. Details of new features and enhancements in this release are described in the Release Notes [2]. Those interested in the source code can download it via the links on this page [3]. Regards, Rob Weir, Apache OpenOffice Project Management Committee [1] http

Re: Open Office 4.0.1

2013-10-01 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Janis Langins j.lang...@utoronto.ca wrote: I see a notice that there is a new version of Apache (4.0.1) with an invitation to download. I checked on my present (4.0.0) version and asked for updates and was told that everything is up to date. Why so? Janis We

Re: [ANN] Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 released

2013-10-07 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 6:48 PM, Urmas davian...@gmail.com wrote: Rob Weir: The Apache OpenOffice project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenOffice 4.0.1 You can download it from our website. No FODT support -- Recycle Bin. We rate our successful by the many millions

New Turkish website live

2013-10-07 Thread Rob Weir
A quick announcement that we now have a freshly translated website for Turkish, due to the efforts of Burak Yavuz. You can find it here: http://www.openoffice.org/tr/ Regards, -Rob - To unsubscribe, e-mail:

Re: Graph numbers in stats pages need thousands separator

2013-10-09 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:51 AM, Fernando Cassia fcas...@gmail.com wrote: While looking at the graph in http://www.openoffice.org/stats/downloads.html it was very difficult for me (besides small screen and poor eyesight) to see if the numbers were 6 million 60 million or 600 million, because of

Re: Kannada script

2013-10-14 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 7:13 PM, paul hockings visualant...@yahoo.com wrote: The kannada script provided by OpenOffice is useless, because so many of the characters are missing (while two are duplicated). Basically all the syllables beginning in v- plus nearly all those ending in -i or -í are

New Serbian (Latin script) website live

2013-10-14 Thread Rob Weir
A quick announcement that we now have a freshly translated website for Serbian with Latin script (sr-latn) due to the efforts of Vladislav Stevanovic Wlada. You can find it here: http://www.openoffice.org/sr-latn/ Regards, -Rob

AOO 4.0.1 and MacOS Mavericks?

2013-10-23 Thread Rob Weir
I'm starting to see questions on whether AOO is compatible with the newly released Mavericks. Has anyone tried it yet? Regards, -Rob - To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscr...@openoffice.apache.org For additional commands,

Apache OpenOffice 4.1 to Bring Enhanced Accessibility Support

2013-11-15 Thread Rob Weir
Our latest blog post: https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/apache_openoffice_4_1_to This accessibility code has now been integrated into the trunk. This is a great step forward. If you refresh yourself on our posted Public Service Mission, you see that accessibility is a key priority for us:

Good progress on confusing advertisements on download page

2013-12-03 Thread Rob Weir
Please take a look at this new blog post from SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/blog/sourceforge-blockthis-initiative-update/ It looks like they are taking the ad issue seriously. They have culled 20%+ of the ads and instituted a process for communities to report new misleading ads. I think

Call for Comments: Apache OpenOffice Distributor Best Practices

2013-12-05 Thread Rob Weir
Details are here: https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/call_for_comments_apache_openoffice Regards, -Rob - To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscr...@openoffice.apache.org For additional commands, e-mail:

Informal Mac OS / OpenOffice Survey

2013-12-11 Thread Rob Weir
An informal survey to help our project planning: If you run OpenOffice on the Mac, what version of Mac OS are you running today? 10.4 (Tiger) 10.5 (Leopard) 10.6 (Snow Leopard) 10.7 (Lion) 10.8 (Mountain Lion) 10.9 (Mavericks) -

OpenOffice Website Survey

2013-12-17 Thread Rob Weir
We're conducting a short survey about the OpenOffice website. If you have a moment you can find the survey here: http://survey.openoffice.org/index.php/522696/lang-en Regards, -Rob - To unsubscribe, e-mail:

Re: All essay text turned to hashtags

2014-01-05 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Hagar Delest hagar.del...@laposte.net wrote: Sadly, quite nothing to do, see: https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6t=17677 where you'll see that I've recorded more than 150 occurrences of this problem. And there were 368 reported UFO sightings

Re: All essay text turned to hashtags

2014-01-05 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Hagar Delest hagar.del...@laposte.net wrote: Le 05/01/2014 17:05, Rob Weir a écrit : It would be great to ask for information like this whenever someone reports this kind of problem. 150 reports without this detail are useless. But even 10 reports

Re: Reading and Exporting spreadsheets--another commentary

2014-01-06 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Anthony J. Rudgers anthonyrudg...@att.net 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

Reminder on list policy

2014-01-06 Thread Rob Weir
Speaking as a list moderator (yes we do have them) I'd like to remind all posters that threats will not be tolerated on this list. Regards, Rob If you want to flame me, you might want to think again. Most of your ISP's have a policy of no spam/hate/scam/flame. I have reported people to their

Re: Reading and Exporting spreadsheets--another commentary

2014-01-06 Thread Rob Weir
On Jan 6, 2014, at 11:38 PM, Arthur Schwarz aschwarz1...@att.net wrote: This is an embarrassment for me. I checked and checked and found out that I had copied the same directory in two places and had one shell in one folder and another in another. And so, being the Great And Wonderful (smart

Reminder: List Conduct Guidelines

2014-01-07 Thread Rob Weir
Andrea suggested that we post a link to this in the footer of each message. That is something we can do, but for now I'd like to remind us all of it: http://openoffice.apache.org/list-conduct.html Remember, no one has a right to post on this list. It is a privilege. To the extent any person's

Re: Pages?

2014-01-07 Thread Rob Weir
On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM, Dena Mossar dmos...@yahoo.com wrote: does Open Office read Pages documents? Can Pages read Open Office documents? Hi Dena, Sorry for the delay. It looks like your question fell through the cracks. No, we cannot read Apple's Pages format. Your best bet would

Re: Reminder: List Conduct Guidelines

2014-01-07 Thread Rob Weir
a moderator so greatly misspeaks, it is no wonder that the users on this list are at each other's throats. Brenda Hart Neihouse -Original Message- From: Rob Weir [mailto:robw...@apache.org] Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 8:53 PM Cc: users@openoffice.apache.org Subject: Reminder: List

Re: Next steps for the AOO users list

2014-01-08 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Rob Weir robw...@apache.org wrote: I just want to make sure that you all know that we're not ignoring this list and its recent troubles. The PMC is taking this very seriously and discussing what actions to take. This discussion may take another day or two

Re: Next steps for the AOO users list

2014-01-08 Thread Rob Weir
(a dedicated AOO user, but a weary blog follower) -Original Message- From: Rob Weir [mailto:robw...@apache.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 4:46 PM To: users@openoffice.apache.org Subject: Re: Next steps for the AOO users list On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Rob Weir robw

Ask OpenOffice #2

2014-01-09 Thread Rob Weir
Around this time last year we invited you to send us your questions about Apache OpenOffice, the things you always wondered about the product, or questions about the OpenOffice open source project. We had you enter these questions into Google Moderator, where you could also view and rate

Re: Publisher Templates?

2014-01-09 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 9:05 AM, Austin Shelton ashelt...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, A friend of mine is considering switching from her Windows computer to a Macintosh. She is stuck because she uses Microsoft Publisher and an equivalent is not available on MacOSX. I am thinking that maybe she

Re: sending resume using open office

2014-01-09 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM, Maurice Howe maur...@stny.rr.com wrote: Bravo, Rob! I don't know if you have some magic to blot out political, religious, racial, etc, material but I hope so. Most of us simply want to get to the meat is issues, not wade through a lot of off-topic stuff. In

Draft of document corruption survey

2014-01-14 Thread Rob Weir
http://survey.openoffice.org/index.php/334187/lang-en The idea here is to have a systematic way to collect information related to the hash mark issue that we see reported from some users. If we can point the users to a survey like this, we can collect all the relevant information in one place

Re: Draft of document corruption survey

2014-01-15 Thread Rob Weir
... Thanks, I made those changes. I also added a question suggested by Martin, about whether more than one document was open. And I added a question asking whether any OpenOffice extensions were installed, and which ones. -Rob Steve Sent from my iPad On Jan 14, 2014, at 1:30 PM, Rob Weir

Re: Draft of document corruption survey

2014-01-15 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Rob Weir robw...@apache.org wrote: On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 6:31 PM, Steve Ahlers sahlers...@yahoo.com wrote: Rob, A question about how frequently update/download patches for OS Never Rarely Monthly Weekly When ever available

Re: spell check

2014-01-15 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Scooter scoo...@scootersdesk.com wrote: Shouldn't it be a requirement that if you want an answer to your question, you be a member of the group? Else, what's the point? I Know you'll say I don't mind. but again what's the point. Any one can send a note to the

Re: List Management Software [Was: spell check]

2014-01-16 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 2:45 AM, Andrea Pescetti pesce...@apache.org wrote: Dave Barton wrote: it would be a big help if the list software could be configured to tag the subject line of messages that had passed moderation with something like [MODERATED]. This was done (albeit not with 100%

Tracking document corruption reports

2014-01-16 Thread Rob Weir
I've created a short survey related to document corruption issues, specifically the kind where the contents of a file is replaced by hash marks. The survey asks the user for information related to the circumstances of the issue, the machine configuration, OpenOffice settings, etc. The hope is

Re: autocorrect file

2014-01-17 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 6:18 PM, Sandra Clark sclark5...@mchsi.com wrote: I used Open Office 4 on a Vista computer. I now have another computer with Windows8. Where is my autocorrect file on the Vista computer and where do I copy it to my Windows 8 computer? Hi Sandra, On your old computer

Updated List Conduct Guidelines

2014-01-17 Thread Rob Weir
Updated List Conduct Guidelines have been posted to the website: http://openoffice.apache.org/list-conduct.html The main addition is item 10, which describes the role of list moderators. Regards, -Rob, Your Friendly Mailing List Moderator

Re: File formats for the Draw program

2014-01-19 Thread Rob Weir
On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Tom Backer Johnsen bac...@psych.uib.no wrote: I would like to draw some figures using Draw to be used in a LaTex document, but as far as I can see, none of the file formats offered in that programs are used in Latex. Are there (a) some kind of addition to

Re: Ask OpenOffice #2

2014-02-10 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 6:57 AM, Rob Weir robw...@apache.org wrote: Around this time last year we invited you to send us your questions about Apache OpenOffice, the things you always wondered about the product, or questions about the OpenOffice open source project. We had you enter

Re: Securing Open Office

2014-03-03 Thread Rob Weir
On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 7:07 PM, Kirby, Wayne robert.wayne.ki...@saic.com wrote: Good evening. Is there a guidance document to secure Open Office? Hi -- OpenOffice is configured to be suitable for most users right out-of-the-box. For example. macro security is set to require confirmation

Re: AMAZING -- Case of Subscription via a Remailer Address [was: Re: Removing yourself from the list :)]

2014-03-12 Thread Rob Weir
On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 2:37 PM, Fernando Cassia fcas...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM, Tom Panfil tap.h...@verizon.net wrote: These people *cannot* send from their Remailer Addresses. They do, if they use GMail SMTP servers which allow setting up aliases for sending

Re: Question on Licensing

2014-03-13 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 5:41 AM, Amit Pange amit.pa...@prime4services.comwrote: Hi, We are planning to install Open Office for our colleagues. Do we need to buy any licenses to use open office? I read something on the website regarding Apache 2 License. But I was wondering if the Open

Re: My document won't show up

2014-03-13 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM, heathereaststor...@yahoo.ca wrote: I have had countless problems with this program, and am beginning to HATE it. I think that the only reason that I’m actually bothering with it is that I need the document I saved. At first, the only thing happening

Re: cannot open .docx document

2014-03-13 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM, Suzanne jax778...@ymail.com wrote: I have used Open Office for years, on a few computers. My new computer uses Windows 7, and I am unable to open .docx files. Will Open Office not open docx files? What version of OpenOffice are you using? What error message

AOO 4.1 Beta Survey

2014-03-19 Thread Rob Weir
If you have been trying the Apache OpenOffice 4.1 Beta we'd like to get your feedback. You can find our Beta survey here: http://survey.openoffice.org/index.php/732688/ If you have not yet tried our Beta, and want to, you can read more about it on our blog:

Fwd: OO 4.1 and accessibility support

2014-03-20 Thread Rob Weir
Forwarding to Claus, in case he is not subscribed. As Steve says, entering the issue into our Bugzilla issue tracking system is best if you have a defect to report. But if you just want to discuss a possible issue and find out if it is a known bug or expected behavior, then the mailing list is

Re: Your Adress

2014-03-25 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:10 AM, Roberto Santana rsantana...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Do not see any mention in your Terms and Conditions of use of http://www.openoffice.org/contact_us.html of your Adress, for Admin or for any eventual Legal reason, or to contribute to be able to ensure funds

Re: Apache signature good but no public key

2014-03-25 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 7:37 AM, Shawn Pringle f361...@hotmail.com wrote: In attempting to verify /Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz with the KEYS I got from https://people.apache.org/keys/group/openoffice.asc, gpg reported Can't check signature: public key not

Re: NEED HELP

2014-03-26 Thread Rob Weir
Several great answers to this question, but the original poster probably saw none of them ;-) It is a pain, but remember, users are not required to subscribe. So be sure to cc your response to their email address, not just the list address. If you are curious in checking to see if any

Re: Replacement login information for Rastadog at Apache OpenOffice Templates

2014-04-01 Thread Rob Weir
On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:08 AM, dr_mur...@nym.hush.com wrote: Dear Sirs or automated reply unit: On behalf of all the other subscribers to this list who are equally confused as to what you are talking about, I'll just say that downloading Apache OpenOffice requires no login or personal

Re: Permission to use Firefox Browser

2014-04-07 Thread Rob Weir
On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 7:50 PM, Dave Barton d...@tasit.net wrote: Original Message From: Administrator ad...@bankaltim.co.id To: users@openoffice.apache.org Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:27:45 +0800 Dear Open Office, BPD Kaltim is one of Region Bank in Indonesia, our central

Reminder: Make sure you are included in our AOO 4.1 credits page

2014-04-08 Thread Rob Weir
The Help/About box of OpenOffice has a link to this credits page: http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/credits.html We link to that page from our website and mention it in release announcements. That page links to this wiki page for a list of our volunteers:

The Apache Software Foundation Announces 100 Million Downloads of Apache™ OpenOffice™

2014-04-17 Thread Rob Weir
[Rob: Please help spread the word by sharing this link with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.] this announcement is also available online at http://s.apache.org/4BL Leading Open Source office application and personal productivity suite for Windows, Mac, and Linux reaches a major

Re: Any thoughts on Tutor.com's policy of MS Word only?

2014-04-17 Thread Rob Weir
On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Jeffrey Deutsch jdeutsch.aspl...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Jack, Excellent point about following directions in general -- that deserves its own discussion, probably on a career forum. My question is: What are your (collective) thoughts on this specific direction?

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