From: David Chart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Oct 20 2002 - 07:54:11 EDT
Just thought I'd provide a bit of positive feedback.
I'm using AbiWord as my primary word processer, and since I'm a
professional writer that means I'm using it to earn my living. It's a
superb piece of software, so thank you, and keep up the good work.
There you go, easily quotable praise. Feel free to do so, as well. I'm
actually using CVS HEAD, and keeping all my files in a local CVS
repository just in case, and the automatic assert on opening a document
is irritating. I thought Martin was going to remove that?
Anyway, there are three things stopping me using Abi exclusively:
1) Printing doesn't work at all on my Linux box. That's not your fault,
though. For some reason CUPS crashes the system hard when it starts up.
2) I need revision tracking to work, and to be exported to RTF. I use
this in the editing part of my job, and at the moment I'm stuck with
using Word for it.
3) Handling of RTF from non-standard applications is still a bit
intolerant. I'm sure the RTF produced by Quark XPress is utterly
horrible, but Abi refuses to open it. Since I get sent RTF from lots of
different apps, I need something that will open everything.
3.5) Tables aren't quite good enough, but they're really close, so I'm
sure this will be fixed very soon. (Thanks Martin!)
I've been very busy with work the last week, which is why the changelog
is way behind. Sorry. As long as I get warning before 1.1.2/1.0.4, I'll
make sure it is up to date before the releases.
-- David Chart http://www.dchart.demon.co.uk/
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