Re: open a Word DOC, but not save one?!?!?

Subject: Re: open a Word DOC, but not save one?!?!?
From: Kevin D Regan (
Date: Sun Aug 19 2001 - 10:44:24 CDT

Sounds fine to me (the waiting, not the money). :-)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dom Lachowicz" <>
To: "Kevin D Regan" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: open a Word DOC, but not save one?!?!?

> Quoting Kevin D Regan <>:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I was just trying out AbiWord and I noticed that it could import a
> > Microsoft Word document, but not save a file in Word format. Is there
> > any particular reason for this (it seems that this is the only "open as"
> > option that is not also supported in the "save as" options)?
> >
> > Is there a technical reason for this, or is it simply political? As a
> > software developer, I work on Windows, Solaris, and Linux, and find it
> > somewhat limiting to have a product such as this that can not save a
> > file as a Word document.
> Hi,
> This decision is extremely technical. Saving as DOC is *extremely* hard to
> and I just don't have enough free time to work on it enough. Perhaps if
> like to throw a few thousand dollars my way I'd work on it more, but until
> you'll have to just save as RTF (which is a MSFT standard anyway) and be
> patient.
> Dom

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