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Re: How Best to Email Documents?

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 04:54:17PM -0400, Thomas H. George wrote:
> Open Office File>Send does not automatically attach the document to an 
> email message though it opens a Mozilla send window.
> In any case recipients have good reason to be suspicious of attachments.
> Since Open Office can convert a document to HTML format is there any way 
> to insert the text directly into the email rather that send it as an 
> attachment?
> The problem of attachments is compounded in the case of homework.  My 
> grandson writes his papers using Open Office.  The printouts are fine 
> but occasionally he must transmit the file to school.  The school uses 
> only Mac's but can convert files from the .doc format.  This means Open 
> Office must convert from .sxw to .doc for transmission to the school 
> where it will be converted to their Mac format.
> Is there a better way to do all this?

Why not simply export the work as a ps or pdf file??  Surely the Mac
lovers out there would appreciate that...

IMHO, HTML sucks as a medium for homework (much less email in general). 

Sending files as attachments shouldn't generate suspicions unless they
are executables, scripts, etc.  A ps/pdf file shouldn't be a problem.

Personally, I'd use my own favorite email app to send the file from
there.  (You're in X, after all--multiple open windows and such.)  One
can then use a lead-in sentence or two in the body to announce the
attachment for what it is.


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