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Do you use LT on .doc(x) or just .txt


(SafeTex) #1

Hello

I've been meaning to ask this for a long time. Do other users use LT on doc(x) files?

When I load a doc(x) file, I get lots of strange characters that throw LT.

So I've got into the habit of making a txt copy and running that through LT.

Is that the right thing to do?

Also, can you make changes in LT and export it back to the file you are working on or do you have to locate the mistake indicated in LT in the actual document to alter it?

Thanks for any help and Happy New Year to everyone


(Daniel Naber) #2

On Do 03.01.2013, 11:46:17 you wrote:

So I've got into the habit of making a txt copy and running that through
LT.

Is that the right thing to do?

Yes, that's the right way.

Also, can you make changes in LT and export it back to the file you are
working on or do you have to locate the mistake indicated in LT in the
actual document to alter it?

Not sure if I understand the question - LT only works on plain text, it
knows nothing about file formats. Thus the only way to correct mistakes in
the document is to either use a plain text format or use
LibreOffice/OpenOffice, for which we have an add-on.

Regards
Daniel

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(Jan Schreiber) #3

Using the LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org extension is probably the most convenient solution in this use case.