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Magnum

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Files that are independent
« on: January 31, 2013, 05:20:34 AM »
I decided to move on from the Office issues after trying out a program that puts programs in their own virtual box.

I am looking at what text file types can't be locked by their respective "creator" program.

I think that .txt and .rtf are safe.



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Vortex

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Re: Files that are independent
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 05:25:46 AM »
Hi Magnum,

Office 2003 is locking .txt files.

Magnum

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Re: Files that are independent
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 07:38:50 AM »
Thanks.

When creating text files I usually use qeditor or Wordpad.

(I wish I could get Qeditor to open up full screen.)

It took quite a while to detach the "tentacles" off a lot of Word files.

When off 2000 was installed in a virtual environment, off 2010 literally disappeared.

Then when the virtual environment program was removed, off 2010 returned like magic. ??

Andy

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Re: Files that are independent
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 07:56:52 AM »
Hi Magnum,

Qeditor or Wordpad is a good choice for text files. I am afraid Office applications are locking all kind of files ( not 100% sure. )

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Re: Files that are independent
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 08:03:07 AM »
(I wish I could get Qeditor to open up full screen.)

In a batch file: start /MAX qEditor.exe %1

Or, without flashing windows and with a bit more comfort: ShellExecute with SW_MAXIMIZE.