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by taxedserf
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [ABANDONED UNSOLVED] Does anybody know of a useable Linux version of Foxit PDF Reader for Windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Does anybody know of a useable Linux version of Foxit PDF Reader for Windows?

I've had an initial play with Master PDF Editor v4. It started off badly: ALT+x doesn't do any menu selections, so it's all mouse only. Strike one. Then I realised I couldn't right-click on any pre-existing comment (created by FoxIt PDF Reader for Windows) to edit their properties. Strike two. This ...
by taxedserf
Thu May 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Running Java app: LM18.3 is ok, LM19 doesn't run it?
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Running Java app: LM18.3 is ok, LM19 doesn't run it?

I'm struggling to run a Java app, ProReal Time ( https://www.prorealtime.com/en/ ) in Linux. On one machine - Windows 10 running Virtual Box in which Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce runs - the app worked perfectly first time. Just like it did (and always has done) in Windows. No requirement for the user to fid...
by taxedserf
Mon May 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [ABANDONED UNSOLVED] Does anybody know of a useable Linux version of Foxit PDF Reader for Windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 610

[ABANDONED UNSOLVED] Does anybody know of a useable Linux version of Foxit PDF Reader for Windows?

I've hit another stumble in my crusade to migrate lock-stock-and-barrel from Windows to Linux. This time, it's the PDF reader. I would be grateful for comment from those with experience of reviewing corporate PDF documents. Is there a native Linux PDF reading app that: a) meets the range of function...
by taxedserf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

Great news: WPS Office does indeed meet the required functionality! (notes here .) And, as a result, the project can resume. And I can resume the project in its "Linux-only" mode, without (yet) resorting to using Wine/Mono/Play-On-Linux or Windows-in-a-VirtualBox. Many thanks for all of your contrib...
by taxedserf
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

After some considerable delay, I have now quick-tested WPS Spreadsheets. Good news: WPS Spreadsheets handles linked workbooks in functions SUMIF and SUMIFS. Hallelujah! Spookily, in my brief initial look with the test data, I found that the look, feel and keystrokes are very similar to Excel 2016. T...
by taxedserf
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 24080

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

A great thread. My own journey to Linux has been stillborn because of incompatibility with LibreOffice Calc and Microsoft Excel. Critically, LibreOffice Calc can't handle =SUMIF() between linked workbooks. This is kindergarten stuff to get wrong. See this forum , Aug2018. Reactions to some others' c...
by taxedserf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

Instead of SUMIF have you tried SUMPRODUCT, infinitely more flexible! And I think the syntax is more understandable and you can have as many tests/conditional expressions as you want. :) I've never used =SUMPRODUCT(). At first glance, Ockham's Razor looks appealing: =SUMIF() is all the functionalit...
by taxedserf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

- You can use MS Office online or "Office 365" using your browsers on any operating system. Yes, but at additional cost. I've already bought a licence for MS Office 2016. I'd like to avoid buying the same functionality more than once. - Google Sheets part of Google Docs may work for you too. Yes, G...
by taxedserf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

What happens when, instead of using .ODS in Calc, you save the files as .XLSX? That is outside the scope of my project , which is to migrate from Windows/Excel to Linux/Calc (or, now, Linux/TBC). The reverse migration is down to somebody else! However, I did discover a taste of the failures to come...
by taxedserf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

Instead of trying to find compatibility, why not just move to Calc (or other spreadsheet apps for Linux) and change the way you link your workbook files? Calc's failure was an inability to reliably operate =SUMIF() with a linked workbook. What would be the alternative workaround methodology with wh...
by taxedserf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

lsemmens wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:30 pm
I can see the problems if you use a lot of automation in excel i.e. VBA.
Yes, VBA automation would be a major issue in my work environment.

In my home environment, VBA does not apply. Here, Calc's Achilles Heel was an inability to use =SUMIF(), =VLOOKUP() etc reliability with a linked workbook.
by taxedserf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

I'm running office 2013 under mint 18.3 via crossover and used to run office 2007 under wine. Also have office 2016 running in a vm. What's the problem? I earn my living with excel. How have you solved Microsoft licencing requirements? How did you recognise and resolve the security issues of using ...
by taxedserf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

Who claimed that Excel was a cross-platform/multi-platform application? No-body. Are the same erroneous claims being made for the rest of MS-Office? No. IMO, this is an unreasonable expectation, and you are setting yourself (and Calc) up for failure. So, by analogy, I go to buy a brand new chisel t...
by taxedserf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

Alas, what's the likelihood of Microsoft playing nice and sharing? With no evidence to the contrary, I would assume a zero likelihood. My expectation of LibreOffice - and all other competitors to Microsoft Office - is that they read, re-read, re-re-read Microsoft documentation to find out what the ...
by taxedserf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

Have you considered using Excel in a Windows Virtual Machine, within Linux? Yes. At this stage of the project's roadmap, I aim to eliminate Microsoft from my life. So I have deferred the use of virtual machines/translation layers to enable Microsoft apps to run within Linux. What are the Microsoft ...
by taxedserf
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

Re: Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

Thanks all for your responses and suggestions for further testing. This proves the merit of going to a community and/or the open-source world, and again underlines why Linux Mint is a great destination to which to travel. Many of your suggestions are all good to add to the (already long and now grow...
by taxedserf
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint
Replies: 37
Views: 2980

[SOLVED] Calc has stopped me migrating from Windows to Linux Mint

Well, in spite of some significant effort to try to have Linux Mint replace Windows, it seems that I have failed, because LibreOffice Calc cannot do the basic functionality of Microsoft Excel (specifically, linked workbooks). The full test data, complete with methodology and screenshots, was sent to...
by taxedserf
Sun May 13, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [UNSOLVED ABANDONED] File sharing between Win10x64 and Linux Mint Xfce 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: File sharing between Win10x64 and Linux Mint Xfce 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit

Many thanks for your support, especially altair4 who went to the point of re-engineering problems to need a fresh re-installation! I shall abandon this part of my project for now. I wonder whether this particular incident has something to do with Microsoft quietly smuggling protocol SMB1 out as a de...
by taxedserf
Sun May 06, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [UNSOLVED ABANDONED] File sharing between Win10x64 and Linux Mint Xfce 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: File sharing between Win10x64 and Linux Mint Xfce 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit

Debug as follows. On MINT: administrator@GANDALF ~ $ net usershare info --long info_fn: file /var/lib/samba/usershares/documents is not a well formed usershare file. info_fn: Error was Path is not a directory. info_fn: file /var/lib/samba/usershares/grive is not a well formed usershare file. info_fn...

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