[duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 13:38:55 -0400

George,

Thanks for the concrete suggestion.  Should there also be an "DBT and
Importable Files (*.dxb; *.dxp; *.brf; *.bff; *.doc; *.wp; *.wpd; *.wp5;
*.wp6; *.txt; *.---)" setting?  I believe that this is more in line with
what Ian was originally suggesting.

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 1:04 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

How about......?

DBT braille files (*.dxb; *.brf; *.bff)
DBT print files (*.dxp)
Word Documents (*.doc)
WordPerfect Files (*.wp; *.wpd; *.wp5; *.wp6) Text Files (*.txt) My files
(*.---)  Where --- comes from a user defined list All Files (*.*) 

George.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
> Sent: 11 June 2004 16:58
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types
> 
> 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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