[maemo-users] OpenOffice (was Bluetooth keyboard?)

From: Kevin T. Neely ktneely at astroturfgarden.com
Date: Fri Apr 25 22:25:48 EEST 2008
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 12:22:08PM -0600, Mark wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 8:31 AM, Kevin T. Neely
> <ktneely at astroturfgarden.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 09:15:07PM -0600, Mark Haury wrote:
> >  >    Kevin T. Neely wrote:
> >  >
> >  >  I'd love to be able to run office apps on my tablet, but might it not just be easier in situations like the above to use vnc or similar to connect to a desktop machine that can run these apps and viewers?
> >  >
> >  >
> >
> > >    Not if the tablet is all you have with you, or a desktop machine with the
> >  >    requisite apps isn't available or connectable via wireless, or you simply
> >  >    *can't* take a larger machine with you, and the list goes on and on. When
> >  >    I bought my tablet, I really was hoping it would be more of a laptop
> >
> >
> per-MB charges. Meanwhile, free Wi-Fi is ubiquitous in most metro
> areas, where the need for urgent Internet access is most likely to
> occur, and it's way faster than any form of wireless phone network

Great!  then we can assume wireless access, and will snip the rest off


> >but should be implementable (is that a word) for just about anyone.
> Nope. Not even close.

Guess I need a better word then.  Still.  VNC server is basically install, choose a port, and forward that port on the router.  That is pretty much a point-and-click procedure.  It may take a bit of playing around, but will be nowhere near as difficult as fiddling with beta versions of OO tablet edition.

> Wrong again. I have yet to have a recent version of OOo choke on any
> Word, Excel, or Powerpoint file I've thrown at it, or even screw up

I am sure that OO (if it were implemented) on a tablet would choke on complex docs.  And the main point is that it is not currently on the tablet, so this is an in-the-meantime solution that is not difficult and may actually be useful.

But, I came up with a second solution.  I think you'll like this one:  From the original post, I did not realize you had access to the files ahead of time.  If you have that, you can use OO.org to convert to pdf and then use evicne on the tablet to view them.  voila!

still, not ideal, but I suspect OO tablet edition is quite a ways off.

good luck!

In Vino Veritas

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