[clug-talk] Query - Reading OOo/SO Files Formats

Kevin Anderson maillist at digital-adrenaline.com
Wed Jan 19 08:13:08 PST 2005

Why wouldn't you just install OO.  That has the viewer, editing capabilities, 
and it's free.  For what purpose would there also be a viewer?


On Tuesday 18 January 2005 21:55, Cameron Nikitiuk wrote:
> Hi All,
> Was sitting around wondering if there are file viewers available for
> OpenOffice.org/StarOffice file formats.  I am thinking of something similar
> to Microsoft's offering of WOrd, Excell & PowerPoint readers that will
> allow to you to view and print but not edit the files.
> Ideally I would mind the extra functionality of being able to edit the file
> as well.  In the few minutes of ggogling I did I couldn;t really find much
> but I thought I remembered something about AbiWord.  I went to
> abisource.com and sure enough there appears to be a plug-in for OOo files
> and for SO 5.x files.  ANyone have experience with these?  Better
> suggestions?
> I am looking for something that I could potentially load on a USB key.  I
> know abiword can fit on a key and will run within a windows environment so
> that is an option, but I don't want to limit myself.
> Also, am looking for a spreadsheet and presentation program similar to
> aboword that would ideally fi on a usb key and offering the same type of
> funtionality I was refering to above.
> My thinking with this is that if people knoew of the file viewers available
> for OOo and SO, then that might aid in the migration to the those products.
> If you were able to offer up OOo/SO files from your website but also
> provide people with the readers, then people might think twice about
> "choosing" or feeling forced to purchase MS office.
> Sorry for the rambling...is getting late and I am tired.. and under the
> weather!! :-(
> Cameron
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