[duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

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  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 23:31:06 +0100

Peter,

You are joking of course - aren't you? 

George.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
> Sent: 11 June 2004 18:39
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types
> 
> 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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