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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 16:36:34 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 8:42 PM, Lanny Marcus<lmmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 6:37 PM, Ross Walker<rswwalker 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?
> <snip>
>>>>>> Most probably a font problem you can fix.
>>>>>> Look for msttcorefonts there is a spec file you <snip>
>>> <http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/>
>> That's the site. It's one of those to bookmark.
>> Once you create the rpm though, stick it on flash for >future use.
Ross: The good news is that I learned a tiny bit about packaging this
morning. My first attempt at that  :-)    I have a CD-R now with
msttcorefonts-.3-4.noarch.rpm   (3.5 MB) on it.  The bad news is that
I still see the .docx file displayed very badly, by OO 3.1. You were
almost dead on with the process. How do you remember so many things?
cabextract comes from rpmforge. I reloaded xfs as it said on that web
page and I even restarted the box, but I am still getting the bad
display of the .docx file when I load it into OO 3.1.    Lanny

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