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Re: OpenDocument format completly broken!

On 9/21/06, Charles Curley <charlescurley charlescurley com> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 08:42:49AM -0500, Steven P. Ulrick wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 13:01:21 +0200
> "Trond Danielsen" <trond danielsen gmail com> wrote:
> > On 9/20/06, Trond Danielsen <trond danielsen gmail com> wrote:

> In conclusion, on a fully updated FC5 machine running KDE from KDE's
> Branch 3.5 (compiled from source), with the Abiword that is currently
> in Fedora Extras (version 2.4.5) ODT documents created in Abiword open
> perfectly on OpenOffice.org 2.0.3, Abiword 2.4.5 and KWord 1.6 beta 1.
> This is all with no tweaking on my part.  I just did "yum install
> abiword" and everything just worked.

Having just written an article on FOSS tools for technical writers for
the Society for Technical Communications' journal, I was a bit
disconcerted by Mr. Danielsen's assertion.

I concur with Mr. Ulrick: Abiword can save a document in ODF. For a
quick acceptance test, I was able to round trip a document with no
fancy formatting.

Possibly Mr. Danielsen accidentally saved the document in some other
format? In Abiword, File -> Save As. In the "Save file as type"
widget, select "OpenDocument (.odt)". Saving it this way provides the
extension. Open in the ODF app of your choice.

abiword.i386                             1:2.4.5-2.fc5
openoffice.org-core.i386                 1:2.0.2-5.17.2

[ccurley dragon ~]$ file abiword.odt
abiword.odt: OpenDocument Text

Hi Again!

I tried to reproduce the error again, but apparently I could not :(.
My first document was three pages long and consisted of formulas,
pictures (svg and png) etc. Everything appered to be ok when I saved
it, but neither abiword nor ooffice could open it again. I unziped the
odt file, and verified that the file content.xml was empty. I asked in
#abiword at freenode.net, but they did not have any answers.

I tried again and created a test document also with some pictures and
formulas, but this time it worked out ok.

One problem still remains: I have some documents that are created in
ooffice writer that include graphics, and they can not be opened in

Trond Danielsen

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