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Hi folks, LFS LiveCD 6.1 Is there any way to "READ" OpenOffice .doc document? I'm running LFS LiveCD to build LFS. The former runs Xfce as destop without word processing ...
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    How to read OpenOffice doc


    Hi folks,

    LFS LiveCD 6.1

    Is there any way to "READ" OpenOffice .doc document?

    I'm running LFS LiveCD to build LFS. The former runs Xfce as destop without word processing software built-in. My problem is how to read .doc documents stored on the HD. After mounting the corresponding partition on the HD I can retrieve .doc document but could not open/read it.

    I'm not prepared to Remaster the LiveCD. Is there any solution?

    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    OpenOffice saves .doc files as .rtf format but using the .doc extension.

    So use whatever software you know can handle an rtf file.
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    Hi Chris H,

    Tks for your advice.

    OpenOffice saves .doc files as .rtf format but using the .doc extension.

    So use whatever software you know can handle an rtf file.
    On LFS LiveCD there are limited packages included, such as 'nano', 'vim', etc. They can't read .doc files. I tried evoking the OpenOffice installed on the HD after "chroot /" as root without success. I even can't read .pdf file there. Unless remastering it, I fail to see I can use it.

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Ted will read rtf.

    Alternatively you can use the command rtf2html to convert them to be read by your browser.

    Helps if you have these available though.
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    Hi Chris H,

    Tks for your advice.

    Both Ted and rtf2html are unknown to me.

    Whether Ted refers to;
    http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/index.html

    I have rtf2htm3.tar.gz download.

    # yum search rtf
    found
    Code:
    unrtf.i386                               0.19.3-1.1.fc3.rf      dag
    Matched from:
    unrtf
    Converts from RTF to other formats
    UnRTF is a command-line program which converts documents in Rich Text (.rtf)
    format to HTML, LaTeX, PostScript, and other formats. Converting to HTML, it
    supports font attributes, tables, embedded images (stored to separate
    files), paragraph alignment, and more.
    http://www.gnu.org/software/unrtf/unrtf.html
    Do you know this package?

    I don't know whether Ted and rtf2html are available on LFS LiveCD. I'll check later.

    What are their executes so that I can run "which" to find them. TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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