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    Uploading *.ods Filetype?

    I developed a spreadsheet to help me calculate Rear Sight Deflection to correct windage errors. (I can never remember the formula.) I thought I'd try and add this to the "Life Hacks" thread as a useful tool. But when I tried to upload the file via "attachments", I get an error when I tried to upload it:

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    Am I missing something? Maybe this filetype is not allowed? No problem if so, just thought I would ask.

    I'm using the FireFox webbrowser, on Linux Mint. The spreadsheet was developed with LibreOffice. Here is a PDF of the spreadsheet I'm trying to upload:

    Sight_Deflection_Calculator_2020.pdf
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    Nobody uses .ods anymore, if anyone ever did. Export it to .xls and it will work.

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    Thanks!

    Unfortunately I'm getting the same error on upload, with the file saved as "*.xls."

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    Sorry to be a PITA. I don't see *.xls in the list of allowed file types, but maybe I'm missing something fundamental...
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    Email it to webmaster(at)this-forum.com, I’ll handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLebowski View Post
    Email it to webmaster(at)this-forum.com, I’ll handle it.
    Much obliged.

    I was thinking why that might be a restricted file type, as it's probably not a Great Idea to allow user's to attach random *.xls files in posts, over which you have no real control.

    And since you probably have other things to do, let me investigate hosting that file elsewhere (like a Google Doc) and see if I can't just imbed a link to it. Appreciate the offer of help though!

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    Testing link to a *.xls file hosted on Google Docs:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...zhH9Jx/pubhtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ View Post
    Testing link to a *.xls file hosted on Google Docs:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...zhH9Jx/pubhtml
    Ok, I think I have this worked out; this is a link to a spreadsheet on Google Sheets with the four cells "editable" to product the values in the calculator.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

    Post where I put the link:

    https://pistol-forum.com/showthread....=1#post1149451

    @LittleLebowski thanks for the help!

    rich
    Last edited by RJ; 12-01-2020 at 06:15 PM.
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