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abiword strange behaviour solved

Postby Dwood on Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:15 am

I have installed Abiword from the mint portal but find that there is a strange bug in it.
When typing random letters will fail to appear on screen. When the document is saved and re-opened the document displays as it should with all letters present. If I continue to type the problem re-occurs with letters going missing. This makes it very difficult to use the programme.

Is this a known bug and is there a way to resolve it.

I have removed and re-installed Abiword but the problem remains.

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Postby Husse on Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:34 am

This is probably an "Abiword only" problem. Check out the help pages at Abiword
http://www.abisource.com/
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Postby GrayWizardLinux on Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:05 am

I tried sending for some help with abiword and never got a reply. do not waste your time. I love Abiword over openoffice and I have been using it the last month or so but i have found that I delete a word I lose many words and lines too. they eventually randomly appear and I have had this happen that I just removed it yesterday and am now using OO word saved in RTF format. I am disappointed in Abiword.

You are not the only one that has issues with it.

I put it on my daughter's old Mac but I have not used it enough to see this glitch.

probably a linux/Abi problem...Too bad. I like it... I am not using it any longer and will refuse to waste my time with a glitchy App.

sorry - i have no answers; but I am empathic to your scenario.
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Postby Boo on Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:54 am

depending on what you want to do with abiword/OO have a look at Lyx.

Lyx is based off LaTex and gets rid of all the formatting problems found in the others. Lyx can also handle large documents, like a thesis, without crashing every 2 minuets.

well just my ramblings anyway.

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Postby WinXpNewb on Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:17 pm

Boo... yeah but Lyx is hard to export to a common format like .rtf/.doc

At least that's what I got from my short time trying the app. I didn't completely read the manual though since all I was interested in was to write a story in it without caring for formatting.

If things have changed or I was misinformed by my own lack of research, please enlighten.

Thanks for giving the heads up about Abi Word. I had installed it over OO without testing it yet.
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Postby Boo on Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:54 pm

I have barely used lyx, and not in anger.
I know it is always getting better.
I have met a lot of people who used it for their phd thesis', mainly mathematical and engineering ones.

I keep meaning to use it more but I end up just using OO.

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Re: abiword strange behaviour

Postby Dwood on Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:40 pm

I found that the problem was that abiword did not like the microsoft fonts.

I switched to using Bitstream Serif instead of Times New Roman and now it works perfectly without any problems.
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Re: abiword strange behaviour solved

Postby WinXpNewb on Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:08 am

Thanks. Going to go back to AbiWord again and uninstall OpenOffice.
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