[duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 11:58:22 -0400

Jan & Lissa,

I'm glad to see some of the trancriber community weighing in on this one.

Lissa isn't the only one that uses non-standard extensions.  They are in
common use in France to distinguish between braille files encoded as North
American ASCII equivalents (.brf files) and braille files encoded with a
French system (.bff files, as I recall).

Lissa and I had come to an agreement some time ago that her non-standard
extensions could be part of the "DBT can open these" list of extensions,
assuming that she doesn't mind NBP trade-secret extension lists becoming
public knowledge.

Or what we might aim to do is to allow a local option to define the
extension list in an external file.  This, in combination with George's
suggestion to make the "Show files of type" list stick to its last-selected
value, could make everybody happy.

But I'd still need to know what is the most agreeable general list of "File
extensions that DBT can open".  Perhaps I should take first crack at
definining it.  (It's just a bit busy today.)

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of JAN CARROLL
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 11:44 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

Why would you want to use nonstandard file extensions.  That is scarey.   I
also want the file extensions to be associated with its program that created
it.  

Not sure if I am understanding this thread of extensions but I want to see
DXP in print,  DXB in braille and I want to be able to choose in a drop box
All Files if i want.   I believe 10.4 is already doing this. 

>>> lissa@xxxxxxx 6/11/2004 11:17:30 AM >>>
No! Some of us use non-standard extensions and would hate to see them
disappear from the File Open list.

Lissa

Peter Sullivan wrote:

>Jack,
>
>The point I'm trying to get across on this thread is that it's very 
>easy to fix, but hard to define.
>
>At the same time, remembering the "last file extension" filter, as 
>George suggested, would mitigate the need to be exacting in the 
>definition, because users for whom the definition is overly restrictive
could select "all files"
>and rest assured that it would stay that way.
>
>- Peter
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jack Maartman
>Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 11:12 AM
>To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types
>
>Definitely.  Is this the same kind of behaviour we see in giants, like 
>MSWord or WordPerfect.  Would this be easy to fix, without rewriting 
>the entire source code.
>
>Regars to all
>
>Jack
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ian Robinson" <ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: "List DBTBeta" <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 2:54 AM
>Subject: [duxhelp] File Open, file types
>
>
>  
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>The File Open dialogue currently shows all files.  Does anyone else 
>>agree that it would be better if it only showed those file types that 
>>can be opened by DBT?
>>
>>In the event that a user does try to open, for example, a .xls file, 
>>no error message is displayed.  The file just fails to open.
>>
>>Cheers.
>>
>>Ian
>>
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