View Full Version : Anyone here use Abiword?
22nd October 2004, 06:11 AM
I recently found this word processing programming, and it actually opens word documents with passwords!. Has anyone else come across it it seems like it's a little under the radar. [One less reason for me to boot windows for anything other than video confrencing and KOTOR.]
22nd October 2004, 06:51 AM
I have used Abiword when I wanted to do a quick edit, so I didn't have to wait for OOo. However, OOo has improved greatly so I haven't used Abiword in a while.
About the video confrencing, have you heard of GnomeMeeting (http://www.gnomemeeting.org/). It supports many formats and is available via yum.
22nd October 2004, 07:54 AM
i also used abiword because its part of slackware and to be honest it starts up faster then open office...
22nd October 2004, 08:31 AM
You know I could never get slackware installed on my laptop and I have heard many good things about it. :(
22nd October 2004, 08:38 AM
is not easy to use but yes its FAST!! i read this thread and the installation is no difference in slack 10 so here check it out: http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/showthread.php?postid=311808
22nd October 2004, 12:14 PM
it actually opens word documents with passwords!.
You mean that Abiword override password protection made in MS Office?
22nd October 2004, 12:18 PM
Abiword is a nice word processor, but OpenOffice gets all the spotlights because it's available for all platforms. Similarly, gnumeric is a nice spreadsheet, but it doesn't get much attention.
22nd October 2004, 12:42 PM
I use LyX for word processing. it produces very nice documents.
22nd October 2004, 03:32 PM
I really like OO.org but in my opinion Abiword is the superior wordprocessor. I do think however that its going to be a tough call when OO.org 2.0 comes onto the scene.
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