From: Alan Horkan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jan 26 2003 - 18:58:11 EST
I wrote to Lotus about this. There is a pessimistic bug report about it
which is now in Abiword Future section (or closed).
Unlike the wordperfect file format there is very little documentation
avialable on the Lotus Word Pro file format so you have no choice but to
reverse engineer the file format. This is hard work, unless you are
brilliant like Dom and then it is slightly less hard work
In terms of practical solution your best bet is to keep all your documents
in Rich Text Format (.rtf) which is the best understood most widely
portable document format at the current time (although OpenOffice used to
make a real mess of it, this may have changed).
And like Dom said, programming and compiling stuff is best kept on the
developer list. Very big welcome to you who is willing to undertake this
task, good luck.
On Sat, 25 Jan 2003, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 15:04:07 -0800 (PST)
> From: Dom Lachowicz <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Abiword List <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Lotus Wordpro
> Hi Paul,
> No such filter exists for AbiWord. This is something
> that can be done, provided you have enough sample
> files and some documentation on the file format. I've
> written or helped write most of the current AbiWord
> filters, so I could help you construct an importer for
> this format.
> But all in all, this is a better question and topic
> for the abiword-dev list.
> --- Paul Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Dear List:
> > I have a dual-boot IBM computer, on the light side
> > (Linux) it runs AbiWord
> > 1.0.3 (now that the compile problem is gone). on
> > the dark side (Windows) it
> > runs Lotus SmartSuite. I need to find a filter that
> > would allow Abi on Linux
> > to at least be able to read a Lotus Word Pro
> > document. If a filter doesn't
> > exist, any ideas how I would write one?
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