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mm2
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:33 am    Post subject: Extracting zip files Reply with quote

Hi,

I was looking for Writer templates and found ol lot of them from
http://documentation.openoffice.org/Samples_Templates/User/template/index.html
downloaded and unzipped.
But I only got a bunch of xml-fails, some folders etc but not a *.ott file.
What should I do to get a *.ott file?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your downloaded file may be corrupted because there are many files inside and no xml, most of them are still in the OOO 1.1 format (.st* depending on the module).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at the file extensions. They should be *.sdt (Star Draw template), etc. They open fine in Open Office. If, somehow, they got renamed as zip, well that what Oo documents are — archives of xml files. All you need to do is change the extension back to what it should be and open it in Open Office Writer or Draw.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The solution was simple!
These template files on the webpage were not zipped. But when downloading Writer files the default saving option is zip (WinXP). As the filenames on the webpage were not displayed just the text: Contemporary Letter, Job Application etc, I thought these are zipped files. I saved these files with zip extestion, unzipped and got a lot of files Smile.
After reading your posts I changed the filetype to *.ott (Writer 2 template) when saving downloaded files and everything is OK.
Thanks.
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