[duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

  • From: Steve Nutt <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 10:10:50 +0100

Hi Peter,

For my own part, it is no big deal. If I am daft enough to open a file that causes DBT an error, then it is my fault <Smile>, but personally, I like the all files option, so either leave it alone gets my vote, or make sticky options, as you suggest.

All the best

At 16:58 11/06/2004, Peter Sullivan spake these words of wisdom
>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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