[duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 11:05:41 -0400

George,

We had previous made the default ".dxp/.dxb" only, and had nothing but
complaints.  I don't believe that people want this to work just like Word,
because importing is such a big part of DBT.

You've disagreed with my "misleading" thoughts without addressing them.
What file extension list would you offer that would show all files that DBT
can open, and only files that DBT can open?

Or perhaps you mean that you agree but that you don't feel that this is the
most important point.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 9:37 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types

Peter,

I'm not Ian but, in my case, it uses "Other Word Processor".  Click OK and
DBT goes back to the non-file open screen.  No message - nothing.

I'm afraid I don't agree about your "misleading" thoughts.

If I go to open a file in Word, the initial default is to open .doc files.

However, I can then select different extension(s) from "Files of Type", one
of which includes "All Files".

I would however hasten to add that Word remembers your last choice, so if
you had previously selected say .txt files, then that's what the default
type would be next time.

From a "Support" point of view - I like the, "It works just like Word"
approach.

George.





> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
> Sent: 11 June 2004 14:20
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: File Open, file types
> 
> Hello Ian & George,
> 
> The trouble is that DBT opens some file types that don't always come 
> with standard extensions -- notably text files.
> 
> We could add an "Openable files" category (and this wouldn't take very 
> long), but the result would, I believe, be a bit misleading.
> 
> The .XLS file opening issue is another matter entirely.  Ian, can you 
> please tell me whether the file import dialog ever pops up and, if so, 
> what "import filter" is highlighted when it first appears?
> 
> - Peter
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ian Robinson
> Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 5:54 AM
> To: List DBTBeta
> 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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