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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" <[email protected]> wrote:
> 
> > On 9/20/06, Trond Danielsen <[email protected]> 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

[[email protected] ~]$ file abiword.odt
abiword.odt: OpenDocument Text

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