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Re: [K12OSN] Open Office



however if one has any kids in thier class with a disability pdf is NOT
accessible and not considered 508 compliant.

what's wrong with just "plain text" or ASCII???

Bob

On Sat, 9 Jun 2007, Jim Anderson wrote:

> I would recommend the OpenCD.  It contains a collection of Open Source
> programs for Windows.
>
> http://www.theopencd.org/
>
> The OpenCD includes current versions of OpenOffice.org 2.2, Scribus (desktop
> publishing), and PDF Creator, among others.  If you standardize on PDF for
> submissions you will bot have any compatibility problems.  A student could
> "print" a MS Publisher file or a Docx or Works file to PDF using PDF
> Creator.  OpenOffice and Scribus both offer native PDF export.
>
> Jim Anderson
>
> On 6/7/07, Rob Owens <rowens bio-chemvalve com> wrote:
> >
> > Give those kids a copy of OpenOffice for home!
> >
> > In the meantime, they can download and install PDFCreator here:
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > -Rob
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
> > Behalf Of Derek Jaques
> > Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 11:09 AM
> > To: k12osn 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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