[Libreoffice] Move/hide old Word 6.0/95 "save as" support ...

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Wed Feb 2 13:46:15 PST 2011

Hi Bryan / all,

On Wed, 2011-02-02 at 00:06 -0500, Bryan Quigley wrote:
> I'd like to get opinions (and preferably consensus) on removing old
> Microsoft formats "save as" support, specifically:

	It seems that the consensus (or at least, this is what I propose), is
that this is indeed a good idea. IMHO we should also add to your list
the bus-load of random, and the old (pre-ODF) .sx* formats as too[1].

	It seems we should keep the code to do this, it can be useful, but hide
them from users in some way. Either by adapting the 'Export' code to do
this, or adding some further filtering in the file or options dialog to
show/hide these extra filters.

> The usability problem I've seen is that users ...

	Agreed :-) it would make (as Cedric says) a great easy hack I hope.
Adding it to the wiki there (with a few code pointers) would be far more
effective than filing a bug.



[1] - the weirdo StarOffice binary formats go anyway for export in 3.4
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