[maemo-users] Abiword on N8x0 (was: Bluetooth Keyboard?)

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Fri Mar 21 19:15:40 EET 2008
Mark wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:
>> Ryan Pavlik wrote:
>>  > Mark wrote:
>>  >> If I could get a decent keyboard and OpenOffice.org working with my
>>  >> N800, I'd be in 7th heaven. (I've heard Abiword is being ported, but
>>  >> I've tried it on my desktop and it's just not a workable alternative
>>  >> for me.)
>>  >>
>>  > Abiword has been ported and is in closed beta testing now.  I'm not sure
>>  > why it wouldn't be a workable alternative - it's certainly more than
>>  > workable for several million people as far as I know.
> I'm sorry if the word "workable" was confusing. I didn't mean that
> Abiword doesn't work or even that it's anything less than a great
> product. What I meant was that it doesn't meet my needs.
> The documents with which I work usually have a great deal of
> formatting and other features that Abiword either doesn't support, or
> doesn't support *well* when the original document is not in Abiword's
> native format. When I open a M$ Word document in OpenOffice, it
> appears exactly the same as it does in Word, but when I try that in
> Abiword, it requires a bunch of fiddling & editing before it comes out
> right. (That's assuming that all the basic elements are intact.) Then
> when it's converted back to Word, it has to be reformatted all over
> again.
> If all you need to work with is documents on your local machine,
> Abiword is great. But if you need your documents to be extremely
> "portable", it's not quite ideal.
> I'll admit, though, that it's been more than a year since I last tried
> Abiword, and that I'll give it a chance on my N800. It certainly would
> be a whole lot better than the nothing that ships with the device.
> Mark
It's been said before in many places, but it doesn't hurt to say it 
again.  If you have a document that doesn't load, please attach it to a 
bug report, preferably simplified as much as possible to only have the 
part that doesn't work right.  This is the only way we can improve, and 
reports with samples are taken more seriously since it makes it easier 
to see what is going on.


Ryan Pavlik

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