[K12OSN] Open Office

Rob Owens rowens at bio-chemvalve.com
Thu Jun 7 19:32:29 UTC 2007

Give those kids a copy of OpenOffice for home! 

In the meantime, they can download and install PDFCreator here:

Then they can save their term paper as a pdf.  There are tools in Linux
to strip the text out of a pdf.  The command on my Ubuntu Feisty system
is pdftotext and it's part of a package called poppler-utils.


-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Derek Jaques
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 11:09 AM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: [K12OSN] Open Office 

Does anyone have any ideas how to open .pub (MS publisher files)  .wps
(MS works defaut) or .docx (Vista word??)  files?  I have a plethora of
students who have term papers in these formats from home.  If Open
Office cannot open them, is there another program that will with the
default K12LTSP distro packages?

Thank you in advance.

Derek Jaques
Corbett School District

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