Re: 2 things

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Fri Jan 10 2003 - 17:05:15 EST

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    On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Alan G Isaac wrote:

    > Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:31:54 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
    > From: Alan G Isaac <>
    > To: abiword-user <>
    > Subject: 2 things
    > i. Here is an example of a simple Word document
    > that imports badly (as .doc, *and* as RTF).
    > Since the example is very small I've attached it.

    Attaching it to a bug report in bugzilla would have been more appropriate,
    no worries, now you know for next time.

    > Tell me if I shouldn't have. One key problem is
    > that font-size seems ignored: for some reason it
    > is set to 12pt.

    This sounds familiar.
    I remember something about "default font sizes" and that sometimes it
    meant 10pt and sometimes it meant 12pt and there were problems guessing
    what default meant as it was different in differnt programs/versions of
    but i could be thinking of the wrong thing.

    > ii. I prefer a tabbed multiple-document interface
    > to the proliferation of separate AbiWord windows.
    > Is this an option?

    Not currently nor is it likely to be.
    No developer has expressed an interest in doing this, nor has anyone
    offered a big enough (or any) financial incentive.

    Abiword unlike Mozilla does not have a speed problem creating new windows
    and if it did then the developers would be far more likely to fix it than
    add a tabbed interface.
    I expect it would be much easier to added a tabbed interface to the linux
    version than it would be to add it to the windows version.

    I dont like tabbed interfaces (i will try not to rant) but as this is open
    source you can always try and convince* the developers or add it
    yourself*. there was a feature request for this somewhere in bugzilla, i
    dont know if it is still open, and it has probably been pushed into the
    "Abiword Future" section.

    Alan Horkan

    * ask nicely, or provide code, or pay someone to provide code. providing
    code. providing code does not guarantee that the developers will want to
    inlcude it.

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