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Post by MichaelXY » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:57 am

I often attempt to add content to this site, but the limitation on .PDF/doc file extensions restricts me from doing so. I am aware that I can change the extension to .poop or something, but this is just too much bother. Why not allow .pdf or .doc uploads?

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Post by alextemplet » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:19 pm

That's not a bad idea, considering how common those two file formats are. Another plus is that both .pdf and .doc can be read by just about any computer running any operating system.
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:34 am

both extensions are allowed in the "PDF and DOC subforum".
I don't know why exactly that is, probably for administrative reasons. Anyway, you can always post there and link to it.
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Post by MichaelXY » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:47 am

Thanks for letting me know, that works. Seems silly to limit to one area though, I know, not your rule.

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Post by alextemplet » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:49 pm

I'm a big fan of .doc; I use it as my preferred word processing format because it allows me to easily share files between my Windows and Linux computers without having to worry about compatibility problems.
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:34 am

it's kind of annoying that the new windows saves documents in *.docx...
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Post by alextemplet » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:00 pm

You have to manually select .doc when you go to the "save as" menu.
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:54 pm

yeah i know. But the default is .docx
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Post by alextemplet » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:22 pm

My cynical side thinks Microsoft is trying to limit file-sharing capability with users who don't know enough to change the format, thus forcing people to buy more Microsoft products.
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Post by mith » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:30 pm

docsx is to differentiate from older office 97-03 doc files. I think there's some added stuff.
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Post by alextemplet » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:30 am

I think it has something to do with using all of the hip new features built into the 07 version of office, but so far I haven't been able to figure out why 07 is so much better than previous versions. I was a big fan of 03, and I've started using Open Office a lot lately because it's so similar to Office 2003. Of course, the fact that I can run Open Office on my Linux laptop as well as my Vista desktop without having to worry about compatibility issues is very useful as well.
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