From: Alan Horkan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 20 2002 - 08:25:53 EDT
i think i know this one, If you use the native Abiword format this is not
it is specific to when you are using Microsoft Word Documents
Because abiword does not really have true Microsoft Word .doc support (it
uses Renamed Rich Text Format .rtf) then when you save from .doc you are
Saving As RTF and data could be irreversibly lost. It would be unsafe to
allow user to Save As when such data loss could occur.
This is a minor annoyance but acceptable compared to the flood of naive
people who were complaining that Abiword did not support microsoft .doc
even though Rich Text Format is perfectly compatible. (Renaming .rtf .doc
is acceptable to Microsoft word for Historical reasons. Hell, renaming
.txt to .doc is acceptable
We tried unsuccesfully to educate our users to this workaround but
eventaully caved an implemented the current solution.
This is a bit of an FAQ, i have seen it several times in bugzilla.
I know most of the developers dont like distracting the users with lots of
error messages (too many messages and the users start to ignore them) but
perhaps in this case it would be worth providing a warning message.
"This may cause data loss/some formatting to be lost are you sure? [ OK ]
Dont ask me again "
On 20 May 2002, Jesper Skov wrote:
> Date: 20 May 2002 14:04:15 +0200
> From: Jesper Skov <email@example.com>
> To: Rebecca Rohan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: AbiWord Dev List <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: One more question (Sorry!)
> On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 13:54, Rebecca Rohan wrote: > > Hi, Jesper. > >
> Why do the plain Save button and command behave like the Save As
> button and command (where you need to specify or confirm a filename,
> even though the file is already named)?
> I don't remember seeing that before. It's definitely a Bug. What version
> of AbiWord are you using again?
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Mon May 20 2002 - 08:29:57 EDT