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Replying to Abiword
Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:33 PM
Posted 29 August 2010 - 01:12 AM
I am very impressed for a lack about Abiword. Its like a dream come true to put aside microsoft word. It seemed like and endless monopoly gone wrong microsoft word-processing. Well, I think that abiword has a future ahead. Maybe they will be the giants of tomorrow. Just look at the endless possibilities; just look at Goggle. They made it to the top with their billion$. As for performance they seem to be top notch.-reply by Richrd Ibarra
Posted 09 September 2005 - 08:45 PM
So, if free things are good enought, why not ?
If free things are almost perfect, let's cope with it.
And of course, if rich people can spend their money, they shall continue. Unfortunately, only rich people can compare costly things to free things.
Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:36 AM
Its pretty sad if you cant get Office XP profesional, why bother even typing up good documents.
Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:24 AM
The look and feel is nice, I like it. Several things work correctly. Abiword during my test was able to open a Microsoft Word document. The http links are visible and can be opened. I was able to write down a simple document, and open it using Microsoft word ; only the background colour was lost.
Some things do not really work. When reading a Microsoft Word document having a table of contents, the words « table of contents » appear but the table is not there. The tables are correctly displayed, but the incorporated images disappear.
When I tried to open a 60 pages pdf document, it started converting the document and after waiting one night the document was still not opened.
Abiword is not able to write down in pdf format, whereas OpenOffice can (it does it badly but it does).
This means that, if you don’t want to use paying things, and if like me you don’t like the too big and too slow OpenOffice suite, you do it that way :
1) You use AbiWord (free) fro creating your document.
2) You use :
- Acrobat reader (free) for reading the pdf files
- Microsoft Word viewer (free) for reading the Microsoft Word files
- Microsoft Powerpoint viewer (free) for viewing the pdf files.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:43 AM
Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:31 AM
Posted 08 September 2005 - 01:54 AM
I've used AbiWord and OpenOffice Writer, and depending on what you use them for, would be why you picked one over the other, I use OpenOffice Writer as I use a lot more OpenOffice applications and thought there really was no reason to need more than one word processing program, so I decided to keep the OpenOffice suite.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 01:44 AM
Posted 07 September 2005 - 10:13 PM