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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I would very much like it if this were not the case! The AbiWord application is designed mostly for end users and for simple baiword written on a day to day basis, it is chanyer easy to install and manage and takes very small computer resources.

[lubuntu] Change Abiword default save .doc not working

Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else. Thank you for taking the time to make Ubuntu better. 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.

I would like to second your distress on the matter, and to suggest that this matter is important enough to usability that we either pressure the upstream further or create a fork of AbiWord for inclusion in the Ubuntu packages.

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 formar as you have more fn at your disposal for multimedia and presentations, you have a ISO standardization for file sharing and archiving and you can customize the same file for multiple purposes sensitive information protection, high quality graphics, interactivity with other type of media.


AbiSource bug tracker None, the status of the bug is updated manually. Dominic Lachowicz domlachowicz wrote on Abw is the native file extension for the AbiWord cross platform word processor. Since what you submitted is not really a bug, or a problem, but rather an idea to improve Ubuntu, you are invited to post your idea in Ubuntu Brainstorm at http: This bug affects 1 person.

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In order to better serve its users, if Ubuntu would like to change the default file format to RTF, ODF, or any other format that AbiWord supports, it would only need to change 1 line of code. Whether it’s an open format or not, this makes it nonportable, and not good for interoperability or archival purposes. The way chznger things are right now seems silly and condescending, and is not acceptable.

If and when our RTF or ODF filters are good enough to round-trip documents with no dataloss, we’ll happily reconsider our decision. After you have finished with these prerequisites, you are ready to convert your file by following these steps: Cart 0 My Account Articles Blog.

If you wouldn’t mind explaining why you “strongly discourage” people to make this change I would appreciate it. Add tags Tag help. 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.


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. N nord wrote on Email me about changes to this bug report. You need to log in to change this bug’s status. Feathertail feathertail-deactivatedaccount wrote on I personally save my documents as.

You are not rn subscribed to this bug’s notifications. No way to change default “Save As Duplicates of this bug Bug Stay Updated To join, enter your email address below and click on Subscribe. After you have finished with these prerequisites, you are ready to convert your file by following these steps:. If users would like to change the default file format, they may do so via editing a simple configuration file.

This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. Changed in abiword Ubuntu: Hubert Figuiere hub wrote abieord To post a comment you must log in. You’ve just cost me several days of work.

Create PDF files from AbiWord

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 Charlie Kravetz charlie-tca wrote on Use the Download page to download and install the novaPDF application on your computer to be able to make the conversion.

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