To change the default document type you need to the Open Document format (“.odt”) rather than the default Abiword Format (“.abw”), so I. Binary package hint: abiword AbiWord’s format is only used by each time, because there’s no way to change the default “Save As. The following article explains how to convert an AbiWord native file format (abw) to a PDF document. The conversion is made with the novaPDF.
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Charlie Fornat charlie-tca wrote on After you have finished with these prerequisites, you are ready to convert your file by following these steps:.
AbiSource bug tracker Thank you for taking the time to make Ubuntu better. Duplicates of this bug Bug Instructions for doing this are linked from Hubert’s comment.
Create PDF files from AbiWord
N nord wrote changfr You need to log in to change this bug’s status. However the abw files are dependable on the AbiWord application to also be installed on the computer and cannot be opened by any other readers or editors so having the abw file converted to a PDF provides advantages such as faster file management and sharing, the possibility to add security features and signatures to the file etc.
This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. I am using AbiWord 2. Unfortunately, I have to go out of my way to select these formats from a long drop-down menu each time, because there’s no way to change the default “Save As Add tags Tag help.
And so, rather than putting a note in to remind people of this, they decided to not even give the option of changing the file format.
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You can track it and make comments at: No way to change default “Save As The latter violates the principle of least surprise. Stay Updated To join, enter your email address below and click on Subscribe.
Dominic Lachowicz domlachowicz wrote on See full activity log. Feathertail feathertail-deactivatedaccount wrote on If users would like to change the default file format, changrr may do so via editing a simple configuration file.
The way that things are right now seems silly and condescending, and is not acceptable.
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And so, I thank you very much for the line to the wiki chanyer the ability to change the default save to something other than what probably is a very nice open source Abi Word “ONLY” format. Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else. You are not directly subscribed to this bug’s notifications.
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Whether it’s an open format or not, this makes it nonportable, and not good for interoperability or archival purposes. As a maintainer, I’d rather hear that “it’s 1 extra step to save this as RTF” than “I hit save, and now my [annotations, lists, tables, whatever] are missing or corrupt.
FAQ/Always save as Word
If and when our RTF or ODF filters are good enough to round-trip documents with no dataloss, we’ll happily reconsider our decision. The information about ahiword bug in Launchpad is automatically pulled daily from the remote bug.
abiwodd Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion! Comment on this change optional. If you wouldn’t mind explaining why you “strongly discourage” people to make this change I would appreciate it. After you have finished with these prerequisites, you are ready to convert your file by following these steps: You can still do that by editing the config files as explained here: Email me about changes to this bug report.
I personally save my documents as. There isn’t much resemblance between these 2 formats as they are mostly useful in different situations however using the PDF format for your everyday work or other personal interests has many advantages over having the file in abw format as you have more options at your disposal for multimedia and presentations, you have a ISO standardization for file sharing and archiving and you can xhanger the same file for multiple purposes sensitive information protection, high quality graphics, abbiword with other type of media.
I would very much like it if this were not the case!