[CentOS] OT: Viewer for .docx M$ WORD files?

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 22:22:16 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Ross Walker<rswwalker at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 10, 2009, at 5:42 PM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> <snip>
>>>> OK. I have OpenOffice.org Writer 3.1 open.    :-)
>>>> There is a big problem with the way the .docx file was displayed. It
>>>> is not pretty. I can see most or all of the words, but they are not
>>>> where they should be. A formatting problem that I can fix?
>>>> Thank you, again, for sharing your time and expertise.  Much
>>>> appreciated!   Lanny
>>> Most probably a font problem you can fix.
>>> Look for msttcorefonts there is a spec file you download to build the
>>> rpm, pre-requisites are rpm-build, redhat-rpm-config, cabextract
>>> (epel), maybe make.
>>> Put the spec file in /usr/src/redhat/SPEC then from that directory
>>> run
>>> 'rpmbuild -ba msttcorefonts.spec' and after it downloads, extracts
>>> and
>>> builds the rpm it should be in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch. Just
>>> rpm -
>>> ivh it from there and save a copy for future use.
>>> Sometimes the font mirrors hang, so if it hangs downloading something
>>> just ctrl-c out of it and re-run the rpmbuild.
>> Ross: Where do I get msttcorefonts and the spec file? Are they in the
>> OO 3.1 files I got yesterday? (If so, I don't see them and I don't
>> think there is any source there). Thank you for all of the above
>> information! If I am home tomorrow, I will give this a shot.  I have
>> another user with the dev tools installed on this box, so hopefully
>> have some or most of what I need, ready to try this. Lanny
> No, it's a DIY project.
> Microsoft provides the fonts free of charge, but the original
> packaging system must be preserved for distribution which means those
> who want them have to build their own rpm packages.
> Just 'yum install rpm-build redhat-config-rpm' and then get cabextract
> from EPEL (either download it from the repo directly or install the
> repo config and use yum). Then try to follow my earlier directions.

I will hopefully have time to give this a shot tomorrow. Thank you!

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