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IE8 Downloading docx Files As zip On Apache

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 18:24

I recently built a Drupal site on an Apache server sertup and everything seemed fine until someone running IE8 tried to download a .docx file. For some reason IE8 insisted that this file was a .zip file and would open it as such, causing a bit of confusion as to what the problem was. I assumed that this was due to the mime type of the file not being set properly, but I decided to do a quick search to see if I could find anything to corroborate this. I thought it might be something odd that IE8 was doing as everything else was downloading the file perfectly.

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Creating A Thumbnail Of A Word Document With PHP And LiveDocx

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 15:25

In any list of documents in a system it is a good idea to add some thumbnails of the document so that your users can get a quick overview of what a document looks like before downloading it. This is a good alternative to just displaying an icon of the document type.

Creating Word document icons is very simple thanks to a service called LiveDocx. LiveDocx was created as a web service to allow the easy creation of most document formats from a simple template. However, it is possible to send a normal Word document as the template file and get an image of the file in return.

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Cut A String To A Specified Length With PHP

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 09:54

Cutting a string to a specified length is accomplished with the substr() function. For example, the following string variable, which we will cut to a maximum of 30 characters.

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Extend The str_word_count Function In PHP

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:18

The str_word_count() function in PHP does exactly what is says it does. The default of this function is to simply count the number of words present. Take the following string.

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