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Allowed attachment extensions

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:42 pm

I wanted to upload a file today and the board wouldn't allow it. It's a harmless format which is essentially plain text. It is used to format documents (in PDF, for example).

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:51 pm

Hi Ytrog,

A work around is to put the files in a zip archive, which most OS's can unpack automatically. The board software does seem to allow me to post .zip files...

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:56 pm

Any file can be uploaded as a zip attachment, so there is no need to support the less common extensions. Text files will also be much smaller if compressed.

Install to reduce file sizes even further than standard Zip utilities.
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Tex.txt
(908 Bytes) Downloaded 81 times
Tex.7z
(579 Bytes) Downloaded 72 times
Tex.zip
(617 Bytes) Downloaded 75 times
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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:02 pm

I know the tricks, thanks. I just want to be able to upload these without work-arounds as it would be nice if people could cooperate on texts (translations, trnascriptions, etc.) together here without hassle.

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:17 pm

Greetings ytrog,

I had a quick look into what the format is about and it seems alright to add to the list of allowed extensions.

Feel free to load a small document into this topic as a test.

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:19 pm

Ok.

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:37 pm

Greetings Ytrog,

What do you need in order to be able to open files of this extension?

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:34 am

Greetings Ytrog,

From your experience, how does this format differ from the more traditional TXT format?

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:13 am

Hi Retro,

TeX (and LaTeX, a set of macros written in TeX) is a powerful typesetting tool written by a famous computer scientist (Donald Knuth), who wrote it because he was dissatisfied with the available tools when he was writing his series of books on The Art of Computer Programming http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of ... rogramming

The typesetting algorithms developed by Knuth for TeX (some of which were PhD projects by his students) are very powerful, particularly for mathematics, enabling one to produce manuscripts and books of the very highest quality (unlike most consumer-level commercial software...), so TeX/LaTeX is a standard format in Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science circles, and the preferred submission format for journals such as Physical Review.

TeX/LaTeX input files are plain text, with text markup (like in html, or on this board), so you can write using your favourite text editor, and not in some proprietary binary format. And you don't have to worry that there will be some change of version that will render your files useless...

Of course, for most people a WYSIWYG tool like OpenOffice (or some commercial package like Word) will probably be more convenient, but for technical documents TeX/LaTeX is hard to beat...

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:35 am

PS, Retro, you might enjoy this note about Knuth's article "The Complexity of Songs"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Complexity_of_Songs
There is also a link to the entire article...

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Re: Allowed attachment extensions

Postby Ytrog » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:31 am

I would also add that for any long text or even books it's hard to beat.


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