Alan Horkan | 1 Jul 15:43 2006
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Re: Abiword crashes after lengthy use?


On Thu, 29 Jun 2006, Richard L. Dery wrote:

> Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 08:15:57 -0700
> From: Richard L. Dery <dickdery <at> teleport.com>
> To: abiword-user <at> abisource.com
> Subject: Abiword crashes after lengthy use?
>
>
>
> Has anyone had a problem with AiWord closing unexpectedly after using it
> for two to three hours?

Not specifically.  More often a crash occurs due a particular feature
misbehaving but it is possible that over a long session a lot of memory
gets used up eventually causing abiword to fail.

It might help if you mentioned which version of Abiword you are using and
what plugins have been included and if you distribution has any known
problems with their Abiword packages.  Also some distributions are slow to
update and may not have the latest version which would include various
fixes and improvements.

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Keith Powell | 1 Jul 17:21 2006
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Printing just odd or even pages.


Is it possible for Abiword to print only the odd pages or only the even 
pages of a multi-page document?

I asked this question about two years ago, and was recommended to use a 
package called "gtklp". But I couldn't get it to work, or get Abiword to 
print through it.

Abiword still doesn't have the this printing option, and I still can't 
get it working through gtklp. This is only a statement, not a complaint!

Please can anyone help, as I would love to ditch Open Office and use 
Abiword for *all* my word processing. As it is, I have to do any 
multi-page work in Open Office or KOffice.

Many thanks for any advice.

Keith
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Ryan Pavlik | 2 Jul 20:16 2006
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Re: Printing just odd or even pages.


Keith Powell wrote:
>
> Is it possible for Abiword to print only the odd pages or only the 
> even pages of a multi-page document?
>
> I asked this question about two years ago, and was recommended to use 
> a package called "gtklp". But I couldn't get it to work, or get 
> Abiword to print through it.
>
> Abiword still doesn't have the this printing option, and I still can't 
> get it working through gtklp. This is only a statement, not a complaint!
>
> Please can anyone help, as I would love to ditch Open Office and use 
> Abiword for *all* my word processing. As it is, I have to do any 
> multi-page work in Open Office or KOffice.
>
> Many thanks for any advice.
>
> Keith
>
Save to a PDF ( in the print dialog) then print even or odd pages with 
your PDF viewer (if supported).  A PDF Print is the suggested workaround 
for most complex printing questions.

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Keith Powell | 2 Jul 21:45 2006
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Re: Printing just odd or even pages.


On Sunday 02 July 2006 7:16 pm, Ryan Pavlik wrote:
> Keith Powell wrote:
> > Is it possible for Abiword to print only the odd pages or only
> > the even pages of a multi-page document?
> >
> > I asked this question about two years ago, and was recommended to
> > use a package called "gtklp". But I couldn't get it to work, or
> > get Abiword to print through it.
> >
>
> Save to a PDF ( in the print dialog) then print even or odd pages
> with your PDF viewer (if supported).  A PDF Print is the suggested
> workaround for most complex printing questions.

Thank you for your reply and suggestion. I hadn't thought of doing it 
that way.

I'll try it tomorrow.

Cheers

Keith
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Lars Eighner | 6 Jul 22:19 2006
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Interface font


How can I adjust the interface font.  That is the font used in the toolbars
and menus, not the font used in documents.

I have tried use X toolkit hints such as -fn <font specification> in
the call, but AbiWord seems utterly unware it is running in X windows.

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Dom Lachowicz | 6 Jul 22:25 2006
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Re: Interface font


AbiWord uses the GTK+ 2.0 toolkit. You should consult
their documentation on the matter.

--- Lars Eighner <eighner <at> io.com> wrote:

> 
> How can I adjust the interface font.  That is the
> font used in the toolbars
> and menus, not the font used in documents.
> 
> I have tried use X toolkit hints such as -fn <font
> specification> in
> the call, but AbiWord seems utterly unware it is
> running in X windows.
> 
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Lars Eighner | 6 Jul 23:27 2006
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Re: Interface font


> --- Lars Eighner <eighner <at> io.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> How can I adjust the interface font.  That is the
>> font used in the toolbars
>> and menus, not the font used in documents.

On Thu, 6 Jul 2006, Dom Lachowicz wrote:

> AbiWord uses the GTK+ 2.0 toolkit. You should consult
> their documentation on the matter.

So your answer is:

a) you don't know
b) you do know but you won't tell me

?

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Dom Lachowicz | 6 Jul 23:50 2006
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Re: Interface font


> So your answer is:
> 
> a) you don't know
> b) you do know but you won't tell me

I could go into a long discussion about how GTK+ works
on X11 and how (and why) it doesn't respect old
XIntrinsics directives like "-fc", how X11 font
selection is broken (long live fontconfig and xft2!),
and etc. but that'd be boring and outside the scope of
this list.

I could explain how to use gnome-font-properties, but
you'll just tell me that you're not using GNOME. And
it's outside the scope of this mailing list.

I could talk about how to edit your .gtkrc, but that's
longish and also outside the scope of this mailing
list. Plus, it's syntax-heavy, so I'd probably screw
something up.

But instead, my answer is: 

c) I know several options that might be palatable to
you, but they're probably not exhaustive, I'll
probably screw something up, and you may not like the
answers you hear. Instead, here's where to look for
your answer. Pick the one that works best for you.

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Andy Korvemaker | 6 Jul 23:50 2006
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Re: Interface font


On Thu, 6 Jul 2006 16:27:13 -0500 (CDT), "Lars Eighner" said:
> > --- Lars Eighner wrote:
> >> How can I adjust the interface font.  That is the font used in the
> >> toolbars and menus, not the font used in documents.
> On Thu, 6 Jul 2006, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> > AbiWord uses the GTK+ 2.0 toolkit. You should consult their
> > documentation on the matter.
> So your answer is:
> a) you don't know
> b) you do know but you won't tell me

Oh, he knows. Dom knows all. :-)

I don't think there is a simple answer. I know when I was running GNOME,
setting the default font for programs set it for AbiWord as well. So...
(going from memory) that would probably be under something like
Preferences -> Fonts on the GNOME menu bar.

If you're not using GNOME, I'm not sure how to change the GTK defaults.
There's probably some program available, and it's likely a setting in a
text file, perhaps ~/.gtkrc or something similar. But I'm guessing. I'm
on a Mac now, so I can't check it on my own system.

Google pointed me to
http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2003-July/013413.html
That may help.

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Lars Eighner | 7 Jul 00:09 2006
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Re: Interface font


On Thu, 6 Jul 2006, Dom Lachowicz wrote:

> People have already answered the question better than
> I could ever do. Googling for something like "gtk
> font", for instance, might be useful.

I wouldn't have written a second time if I had not done that.

> http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gtk/gtk-Resource-Files.html
> http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gtk/GtkSettings.html#GtkSettings--gtk-font-name

I know that server names are often arbitrary, but I wonder why
that one is called "developer"?

Anyway, this is clearly hopeless.  Is there a text-mode interface?
I'm just trying to find something to match the functionality of
WordPerfect 6/DOS.

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