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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:47 am    Post subject: abiword 'abw' files view with openoffice writer Reply with quote

I can use openoffice to open and view & edit an abiword file?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I do not think there is an AbiWord filter avaiable at this time. You will have to export AbiWord documents to MS Word format and then open them in Writer.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2003 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please.. don't use the MS format !

Abiword can export in sxw format. (if it's not included in your abiword, check for the plugin at www.abisource.org )
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or export in rtf - rich text format
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed the file import/ export plugins for AbiWord but could not save in Writer format. I never got the option to save as Writer! Sad Open worked though.

Avoid using the RTF format. OOo supports only an older RTF standard, in fact the developer of the RTF support in AbiWord was stunned when his requests for OOo support for the newest RTF support was rejected.

(Oh, the export from AbiWord should work fine though, but exporting from OOo Rolling Eyes )
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curtz wrote:
No, I do not think there is an AbiWord filter avaiable at this time. You will have to export AbiWord documents to MS Word format and then open them in Writer.


Ummm...The only reference to opening abw files is in a thread from 2003? And there has been zero progress since then??

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:43 am    Post subject: AbiWord abw file Reply with quote

The simplest wat just convert it - Surprised
In AbiWord you can save the document as .odl OpenDocument - then its solwed.
easy. Rolling Eyes

So now we dont need the ms word .doc or the outdated .rtf Twisted Evil

Now Im happy. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:17 am    Post subject: Abiword files IMPORT filter for OOo ? Reply with quote

Anyone happens to know whether there is in development or if it exists at all an Abiword files IMPORT filter for OOo ?

I thought of asking again since this thread is quite old and there might be any update.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The answer - "just use AbiWord to export it in a format that OOo supports" - just doesn't cut it. I got sent an ABW file to print, and I didn't have AbiWord installed. Not everyone is able to install the necessary software on their machine.

I doubt this is a common problem, I doubt there are enough people interested, and I doubt I'll ever encounter this problem again... but it sounds like writing a filter might be a way to get into contributing to OOo.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macro1970 wrote:
I got sent an ABW file to print, and I didn't have AbiWord installed. Not everyone is able to install the necessary software on their machine.


Does anyone ever use the option of a ".prn" file if printing is the only requirement? [Windows]
Peter Lerup wrote a great little drag and drop GUI program for printing without using the DOS line command for those averse to such things [as I am even though familiar with them.]

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