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Re: Office,Wine, LIbre [SOLVED]

Post by scrognoid » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:39 pm

why not convert such things for a meeting to a PDF or HTML (with subfolder and files) instead? Then it shouldn't matter which OS you use for your presentation.
Because we edit on the fly in meetings.
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Re: Office,Wine, LIbre [SOLVED]

Post by EmpireITtech » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:39 am

Yea, it's definitely important to have that ability in many office settings. Good luck with your VM experiment. I would recommend using Virtual Box by Oracle. It's free and easy to use.
Good Luck! :mrgreen:
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Re: Office,Wine, LIbre [SOLVED][OP UPDATE]

Post by scrognoid » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:37 am

Crossover! Riko was right. It's worth the money. (They sent me a promo code during my trial that got it down to $40.) An unexpected bonus was double-click open/preferred application launch*. Just like Windows, I can double-click an Office doc in Caja or an email attachment in TBird and it launches Office and opens the doc.

I tried Virtualbox but it was too slow. My laptop was considered pretty beefy 4 years ago but it couldn't keep up. I did set performance settings in Windows, which helped some but not enough. Also, I need all my battery life to get through meetings and VM ran pretty hot.

* I had an issue with double-click open. It worked for *.doc but not for *.docx. The fix was to mount my NTFS volume with fmask=111 (read/write). fstab entry:

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UUID=407CB4CA7CB4BBCA /media/OSDisk ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=000,fmask=111,uid=1000,windows_names 0 0
Mint apparently thinks that a file with a 4 character extension and the execute bit set is a program, not a file, so it doesn't try to open with preferred app. I had set my default file locations to a local Samba share so things are easily found whether I boot to Windows or Linux.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/35807/ho ... nd-ubuntu/

Thanks to Crossover, though, I seldom boot to Windows anymore.
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Re: Office,Wine, LIbre [SOLVED][OP UPDATE]

Post by EmpireITtech » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:53 pm

Awesome news to an old thread! Thanks for the update scrognoid :mrgreen:
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Re: Office,Wine, LIbre [SOLVED][OP UPDATE]

Post by Riko » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:02 pm

Glad you found a solution that works for you, scrognoid!

I'm a crossover user since many years and (as I mentioned before) don't need to use any native windows for the standard office applications anymore.
Once you are a customer of codeweavers, you typically get special offers for extending your "license", meaning to possibility to keep upgrading to the latest and greatest release. Of course, if you're happy with the version you are running, you can just stick with that.

Cheers, Riko

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