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Firefox and Office generated pages: Web Page Fixer +

Firefox is a very fine browser. It’s fast, it’s stable, it just does what it’s intended for: Internet browsing. However sometimes, some Web pages will not be displayed correctly – especially pages that have been generated with Microsoft Office (File – Save as HTML), and that contain e.g. Excel spreadsheet data. For viewing these pages, you need some more Windows components, known as the Office Web Components. When opening a page that was generated with Office, you just get a message: “Missing: Microsoft Office Web Components” … and that’s the end of the story, you won’t get any further. A very fine solution for Firefox, and especially for non-Windows  desktops,  is available here . This Firefox addon will simple detect whether a Web page was created with Office, and then open the missing Office items…in Office (or in OpenOffice of course 😉 ).
Just one small caveat: if you encounter any problems with some Chrome views, just add the following entry in your firefox configuration settings (type about:config in the address bar, and enter the settings like in he screenshot below; the string is: preference extensions.mozillawebpagefixer.allowedChrome, the type is Boolean and the value is True). Check it out!



26/10/2009 at 8:01 am Plaats een reactie

Can I just use Word files?

Now this is always the first question people ask me when I explain that there are alternatives to Windows, and in this case: Ubuntu.  Let me just give a double answer:  Yes you can. Yes and the Office suite is just included with the Operating system, so you save some 200 bucks directly from not having to buy an Office suite. Just have look for yourself by opening this YouTube presentation, and see that you can just choose th always save in Microsoft Word format.

So that  maybe answers the first question. When then I explain that the Office suite is just included with the (free) Operating system, most people just don’t understand it. But that is the case.

27/06/2009 at 2:36 pm Plaats een reactie

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