Greg Madden | 1 Aug 08:20 2003
Picon

Tables wish list.


I have read the info on http://www.abisource.com/abi2_status.phtml. I 
realize that the feature freeze is a good thing but I wanted to comment 
on how I, as a user, view what is basic table support in response to 
the following comments.

"AbiWord's table support is quite solid now,though a few minor/trivial 
bugs remain.  There are some features about tables that AbiWord  does 
not (yet) support, but they aren't that commonly used and all the 
really important stuff is here.  The current table system is much more 
stable than it would be had we focused more on adding obscure  features 
than fixing bugs."

There are three items that, imho, make tables something more than a way 
to separate data with lines, and ,I don't think, are not obscure to 
users :)
1. Cell protection, the ability to lock cells.
2. Disable the cursor in protected cells.The cursor skips over protected 
cells.
3. SUM, add the contents of a  column of selected cells.

Hopefully I haven't missed these features in my reviews of Abiword. I 
like Abiword, the fast single purpose aspect, but Tables is how I 
organize and gather data for my business. These features significantly 
speed up the work flow.

--

-- 
Greg Madden
Debian GNU/Linux
(Continue reading)

Ed Rush | 1 Aug 08:31 2003
Picon
Picon

Re: Mac OS X AbiWord not showing file


>>> Sorry, Frank, the problem persists after I downloaded through your 
>>> link above and then the Minnesota mirror site. My new XAbiWord is 
>>> dated 19 May 2003, 12:55 pm, just like the one I had before.
>
> The new one should be dated July 12th in places. What is happening is 
> that libexpat on my system accidentally had its location hardcoded to 
> its position in my directory structure which meant it worked for me 
> but for no one else :-( anyway, the second release works properly, as 
> far as I can tell.

I don't know the process for getting the downloadable software to the 
various mirror sites, but is it possible that some didn't get the July 
version and some did?

I tried the Wisconsin mirror site, but got a "file not found." I 
downloaded from the Irish site, and that XAbiWord also was dated 19 May 
2003.

-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*—
Ed Rush
Los Osos, California

-----------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to
abiword-user-request <at> abisource.com with the word
unsubscribe in the message body.

Martin Sevior | 1 Aug 10:28 2003
Picon
Picon

Re: Tables wish list.

On Fri, 2003-08-01 at 16:20, Greg Madden wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
> 
> I have read the info on http://www.abisource.com/abi2_status.phtml. I 
> realize that the feature freeze is a good thing but I wanted to comment 
> on how I, as a user, view what is basic table support in response to 
> the following comments.
> 
> "AbiWord's table support is quite solid now,though a few minor/trivial 
> bugs remain.  There are some features about tables that AbiWord  does 
> not (yet) support, but they aren't that commonly used and all the 
> really important stuff is here.  The current table system is much more 
> stable than it would be had we focused more on adding obscure  features 
> than fixing bugs."
> 
> There are three items that, imho, make tables something more than a way 
> to separate data with lines, and ,I don't think, are not obscure to 
> users :)
> 1. Cell protection, the ability to lock cells.
> 2. Disable the cursor in protected cells.The cursor skips over protected 
> cells.
> 3. SUM, add the contents of a  column of selected cells.
> 
> Hopefully I haven't missed these features in my reviews of Abiword. I 
> like Abiword, the fast single purpose aspect, but Tables is how I 
> organize and gather data for my business. These features significantly 
> speed up the work flow.

Hi Greg,
(Continue reading)

Alan G Isaac | 1 Aug 18:08 2003
Picon

keyboard markup

One of the (few) nice keyboard oriented features
in Word is that you can force *bold markup* with
asterisks and force _italic markup_ with underscores.

Is AbiWord considering these?

Thanks,
Alan Isaac

-----------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to
abiword-user-request <at> abisource.com with the word
unsubscribe in the message body.

Dom Lachowicz | 1 Aug 18:20 2003
Picon

Re: keyboard markup

This is considered under the general category of
"auto-correction" that might happen after 2.0.

Dom

--- Alan G Isaac <aisaac <at> american.edu> wrote:
> One of the (few) nice keyboard oriented features
> in Word is that you can force *bold markup* with
> asterisks and force _italic markup_ with
> underscores.
> 
> Is AbiWord considering these?
> 
> Thanks,
> Alan Isaac
> 
> 
> -----------------------------------------------
> To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to
> abiword-user-request <at> abisource.com with the word
> unsubscribe in the message body.

__________________________________
Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software
http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com
-----------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to
abiword-user-request <at> abisource.com with the word
unsubscribe in the message body.
(Continue reading)

Ed Rush | 1 Aug 21:21 2003
Picon
Picon

Solved: Mac OS X AbiWord not showing file

Frank Franklin discovered that the download link I had followed was to  
the wrong version of XAbiWord-1.0.6. The one I had downloaded was dated  
19 May 2003. Frank noted that it should be dated July 12th in places.  
The May one had a file address hardcoded.

Downloading the newer one from
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/abiword/XAbiWord-1.0.6-2- 
Jaguar.dmg.gz?download
got me the one that works.

Thanks all who helped, or tried to help, solve this problem.
-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*-.,,.-*"*—
Ed Rush
Los Osos, California

-----------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to
abiword-user-request <at> abisource.com with the word
unsubscribe in the message body.

Alan Horkan | 1 Aug 21:38 2003
Picon
Picon

Re: keyboard markup


On Fri, 1 Aug 2003, Dom Lachowicz wrote:

> Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 09:20:41 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Dom Lachowicz <domlachowicz <at> yahoo.com>
> To: aisaac <at> american.edu, abiword-user <abiword-user <at> abisource.com>
> Subject: Re: keyboard markup
>
> This is considered under the general category of
> "auto-correction" that might happen after 2.0.
>
> Dom
>
> --- Alan G Isaac <aisaac <at> american.edu> wrote:
> > One of the (few) nice keyboard oriented features
> > in Word is that you can force *bold markup* with
> > asterisks and force _italic markup_ with
> > underscores.
> >
> > Is AbiWord considering these?

If you send a Mail with this markup to Mozilla users they will see the
text as _underlined_ /italit/ or *bold*.

In case you had not noticed the "Human Readable Text" exporter for Abiword
will take text and output it as plain text with simple charcter based
markup.

Sincerely

(Continue reading)

Alan G Isaac | 2 Aug 01:37 2003
Picon

Fwd: Re[2]: keyboard markup

>> Alan G Isaac <aisaac <at> american.edu> wrote:
>>> One of the (few) nice keyboard oriented features
>>> in Word is that you can force *bold markup* with
>>> asterisks and force _italic markup_ with
>>> underscores.

On Fri, 1 Aug 2003 20:38:37 +0100 (BST) Alan Horkan <horkana <at> maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> If you send a Mail with this markup to Mozilla users they will see the
> text as _underlined_ /italit/ or *bold*.

Is there a relevant RFC or other user policy statement?

Thanks,
Alan Isaac

-----------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to
abiword-user-request <at> abisource.com with the word
unsubscribe in the message body.

Mark Gilbert | 2 Aug 01:49 2003

Re: reasons to stick with stable (was: Installing TrueType Fonts)

On Mon, 2003-07-28 at 06:15, Marcel Pol wrote:
> Ok, thanks for the reply. I'll see what I can do.

MandrakeFolk have my abi2 (and abi1) mdk specs there somewhere probably,
though afaict they arent accepted in cooker (for lack of dev time to
grind it).  I dont remember who is left there but if tvignaud is still
around, you might ask there, or perhaps it's buried in fcrozat's old
boxes or someplace.
The specs are very simple, and do a basic build with wv and all
buildable plugins for which the dependancies seem to be satisfied in
mandrake (cooker, of course).
I'm unable to look for myself, unfortunately, but if you end up having
to recreate or start over with the specs, rest assured that abiword2 and
wv these days is much less complex to build.  If you have trouble feel
free to contact me (in private or via list, whatever suits you).

Good luck
-MG

-----------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to
abiword-user-request <at> abisource.com with the word
unsubscribe in the message body.

Alan Horkan | 2 Aug 04:10 2003
Picon
Picon

Re: Fwd: Re[2]: keyboard markup


On Fri, 1 Aug 2003, Alan G Isaac wrote:

> Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 19:37:58 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
> From: Alan G Isaac <aisaac <at> american.edu>
> To: abiword-user <abiword-user <at> abisource.com>
> Subject: Fwd: Re[2]: keyboard markup
>
> >> Alan G Isaac <aisaac <at> american.edu> wrote:
> >>> One of the (few) nice keyboard oriented features
> >>> in Word is that you can force *bold markup* with
> >>> asterisks and force _italic markup_ with
> >>> underscores.
>
> On Fri, 1 Aug 2003 20:38:37 +0100 (BST) Alan Horkan <horkana <at> maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> > If you send a Mail with this markup to Mozilla users they will see the
> > text as _underlined_ /italit/ or *bold*.

that should have been 'italic'

> Is there a relevant RFC or other user policy statement?

Ask Google,
I have no idea.

It is unlikely that anyone every codified this as an RFC but if IP over
avian carrier has an RFC then who knows!

Actually person who wrote the exporter might know, try asking them?

(Continue reading)


Gmane