Brother iPrint&Scan ignores .odt files

asked 2020-03-26 10:14:34 +0200

Smirnoff gravatar image

The question says it all. I asked Brother and all they told me were the files that could be printed/scanned (i.e. PDF, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, JPEG/PNG) not why .odt files were ignored. However, I have asked them directly and await reply. I know I can (and do) print/scan directly from my computer or from the printer itself. I just wonder if Brother has got something against open source files. A bit petty if they have.

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This is an interesting question indeed, but what answer would you expect from other LibreOffice users that you may get on this site? :-)

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-03-26 10:31:17 +0200 )edit

Sorry, should have posted this as a comment.

With respect Mike, your answer is just as obscure and evasive as Brother's.

"...what answer would you expect from other LibreOffice users that you may get on this site?"

Well, perhaps the exact reason why .odt files are not seen, or confirmation of my theory that open source files are deliberately ignored because they are open source, or any information I am not aware of.

In effect, some sort of answer, not a question about my question.

Smirnoff gravatar imageSmirnoff ( 2020-03-26 11:05:33 +0200 )edit

My "question to your question" is about this site's nature: you came to a site where users try to help users. So what sort of answer to this do you expect from other users? (I take your words about me being "as obscure and evasive" as not reading and trying to understand me.)

And how some people not involved in Brother's business could possibly give a good answer (and not some hatred-inspired outbreak) on "the exact reason why .odt files are not seen" in Brother printer, or if that's "deliberately ignored because they are open source"? Asking a question, it matters who you ask it to. I see that your question, however interesting, is not well placed here, and might only be useful if you know the answer and post it here for others' information. Otherwise, expecting people who know the answer here is not realistic, and ...(more)

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-03-26 11:12:01 +0200 )edit

I am at a loss.

"...a site where users try to help users. So what sort of answer to this do you expect from other users?"

I don't "expect" but hope for an answer from another user that explains what I am querying.

If you are only supposed to post advice and tips on this site then why does the banner say:

"ASK YOUR QUESTION"?

Smirnoff gravatar imageSmirnoff ( 2020-03-26 11:33:24 +0200 )edit

If you post a question like "How do I make first page landscape, and following portrait in LO Writer", other users here are able to help you.

When you ask "what secret decision some specific manufacturer made to not do X and Y", this is not a kind of questions other LibreOffice users might possibly answer. Some basic intelligence might tell you that if "Ask your question" is written somewhere, it doesn't make a promise of being able to answer any thinkable question in this universe, and is not an excuse to not try to understand the goal of the site.

And then, even if that's unclear, I came and hinted you that it's where users help users, not where you may search for leaks from Brother's insiders. Now you know.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-03-26 11:44:00 +0200 )edit

Brother iPrint & Scan ignores .odt files The question says it all.

No, because:

  • It is not a question
  • What did you ask Brother?
  • I don't understand what you want to do

A step by step description might help.

  • Or what do you want to achieve?
  • Scan an already saved file? Why?

Maybe my suggestion will help you:

Open your ODT file in LibreOffice and save it as a DOC.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2020-03-26 14:17:26 +0200 )edit