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Old 2021-07-26, 18:52   #1
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Default Could you allow attachments of documents and spreadsheets?

Would you consider allowing people to attach documents, such as .doc, .odt and spreadsheets such as .xls and .ods? I realise that one could put them in a zip file, but they are not as convenient to see.

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Old 2021-07-26, 18:55   #2
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What about viruses and macros?
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Old 2021-07-27, 00:34   #3
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Code:
Valid file extensions: 7z bz2 c cpp csv exe gif gz ini jpg log lz md5 npg pdf png svg tgz txt wav xz zip
Code:
Filetype  Max Filesize  Max Width  Max Height
7z         4.00 MB         -         -     
bz2        4.00 MB         -         -      
c          1.00 MB         -         -    
cpp        1.00 MB         -         -      
csv        1.00 MB         -         -      
exe        1.00 MB         -         -     
gif        1.00 MB        4096      4096    
gz         4.00 MB         -         -     
ini        1.00 MB         -         -     
jpg        1.00 MB        4096      4096
log        1.00 MB         -         -      
lz         4.00 MB         -         -     
md5        1.00 MB         -         -      
npg        1.00 MB         -         -      
pdf        4.00 MB         -         -      
png        1.00 MB        4096      4096     
svg        1.00 MB        4096      4096     
tgz        4.00 MB         -         -      
txt        1.00 MB         -         -     
wav        1.00 MB         -         -      
xz         4.00 MB         -         - 
zip        4.00 MB         -         -
Multiple compressed file formats, image formats, csv is a spreadsheet import/export format, and complex documents with layout including spreadsheets with graphs and charts and embedded images can be posted as pdf.
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Old 2021-07-27, 00:37   #4
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One could also make a link to a shared folder in some cloud storage... Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or any other.
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Old 2021-07-27, 05:27   #5
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There is also the option to use the fine pastebin tags. There are reasons that the file types that are allowed and the ones that aren't aren't.
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Old 2021-07-27, 12:41   #6
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We just added support for .doc files.

If we can find suitable (16×16) icons for the others we will add those.

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Old 2021-07-27, 14:08   #7
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https://github.com/LibreOffice/core/...lor/16x16/apps
https://github.com/LibreOffice/core/...r/128x128/apps
etc..
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Old 2021-07-27, 14:56   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xyzzy View Post
We just added support for .doc files.

If we can find suitable (16×16) icons for the others we will add those.

Thank you. The first link provided by axn, for LibreOffice, has some pretty decent 16x16 icons. For example, calc.png.

https://github.com/LibreOffice/core/.../apps/calc.png
would do fine for .ods, .xlx and xlsx spreadsheets.
https://github.com/LibreOffice/core/...pps/writer.png
would do well for the .odt text document.

For those suggesting linking to other sites, the problem I see with that is that files get deleted on the other accounts, or people lose access to the accounts.
  • If someone is running short of space, they will delete things of minor importance to them. A spreadsheet they created long ago is not going to be high on their priority list.
  • People lose access to accounts. They don't log into Google or whatever for a year, and the account gets closed.
As for macros and viruses, I think most programs like spreadsheets will not execute macros without the user specifically enabling it. Viruses are a bit different, but people need to use their common sense. There must be millions of Word documents that can be downloaded off the internet.

@kriesel I don't think PDF works well to display large spreadsheets, and even poorer if someone might want to take that spreadsheet and edit it themselves.
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Old 2021-07-27, 15:05   #9
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Quote:
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There is also the option to use the fine pastebin tags. There are reasons that the file types that are allowed and the ones that aren't aren't.
There are good reasons for not allowing .exe files, but the reasons for some other files formats can't be uploaded is probably just a case of nobody asking for them, rather than them being "not allowed".

The .doc file has been added by Xyzzy today just because I asked, and he has said others can be added if icons were found. User axn has given a link to some nice 16x16 icons.
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Old 2021-07-27, 15:45   #10
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We have added .odp, .ods, .odt, .ppt and .xls to the list.

We think we have the mime types input correctly.

Please check to see if they work.

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Old 2021-07-27, 15:53   #11
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Could the zip file formats' max size be doubled?
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