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Re: [ok-mail] Re: [K12OSN] cost savings of Linux relative to M$SchoolLicense Agreement

Short answer - For LTSP served thin clients: Yes;  for stand alone
installations: Dunno! 

Long answer - When I've installed OO (apart from the K12LTSP
installation) it has been on stand alone machines running Windows and I
configured it manually after installation.  That said with the K12LTSP
installation I changed the default as described below (as root) and for
all other users (including new ones) the new defaults held.  As far as
the standalone installations, I suspect there may not be any modified
packages around but if one could establish exactly which file changes as
a result of the configuration change it may be possible to swap it out
for a modified one post installation, an extra step, I know, but perhaps
not as onerous as opening up OO and drilling down for each application.

- gustav

On Thu, 2003-07-10 at 07:24, Petre Scheie wrote: 
> Jeff Kinz wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 08:37:30AM -0500, cwagnon redbugmail k12 ar us wrote:
> > 
> >>>>Umm, maybe I'm missing something but why don't you just change the
> >>>>default so that OO saves in MS format by default?  It's what I've done
> >>>>for the folks that I've set up with OO.  I figured it was easier than
> >>>>explaining to them the need to convert when they want to share files.
> >>>
> >>>Okay I'll bite, so I wanna do this for all the users, whats the option and
> >>>in which file do I change it /etc/openoffice/?
> >>>
> >>>Martin Stevens
> >>
> >>I don't know if this was directed to me originally, but nonetheless it
> >>still applies to me. How can I do this in windows? And is there a modified
> >>OO package I can download? I hate having to install a suite on a machine
> >>and then go in and modify stuff.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Using the Word-like menu structure to change the default file format:
> > Tools\Options\Load-Save\General\Standard file format\. Here choose
> > Document Type: Text Document and Always save as: Microsoft Word
> > 97/2000/XP.  OOo will warn you that losing some formatting is possible
> > when using complex OOo features.
> > 
> This will work for individual users, but can it be changed system-wide 
> so each user doesn't have to make this change?
> Petre
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