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Ted vs Abiword: which is better?
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Ibidem

Joined: 25 May 2010
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Feb 2013, 01:30    Post subject:  

Ted 2.23 adds a "pet" target. Smile
It also is noticeably more reliable (undo-redo-redo doesn't risk crashing stuff, for one!), reputedly has several fixes for the GTK ui, etc.

For those wanting to open MS Word docs:
wvRTF can convert .doc to RTF, though it may mess up formatting.
Abiword offers a commandline converter, also.
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charlie6

Joined: 30 Jun 2008
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Location: South of Belgium

PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar 2013, 09:02    Post subject:  

Quote:

...For those wanting to open MS Word docs:
wvRTF can convert .doc to RTF, though it may mess up formatting.

Thanks for the tip ...but
wvRTF does not work for me -->not any *.rtf file returned.
(version 1.2.4 on dPup-exprimo 3.6.2.1)

cheers
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6502coder

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jun 2013, 14:31    Post subject: For me, it's TED  

I'm for tossing Abiword in favor of TED. It may "only" do RTF but it does it very well, as opposed to the buggy way Abiword does DOC and everything else.

I use RTF format almost exclusively anyway. It handles everything I need to do as far as formatting, and I never have to worry about whether the guy at the other end has a word-processor that can understand it. The over-use of DOC and DOCX for "documents" that could just as well have been TXT files is absurd.

People who really need to EDIT in DOC/DOCX format have no lack of packages they can add to Puppy to get this capability. If you really need to deal with DOC/DOCX, Abiword is NOT better than nothing, IMHO.
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Pelo


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2013, 13:58    Post subject: ABIWORD last versions have bugs
Subject description: V. 2.8.6 bugs too.
 

ABIWORD can save in abw extension, in its windows version. That's true that .abw is not set as default. Everybody want its death !
FreeOffice text maker take in account docx. Better than Libre Office.
Abiword has been hosted a long time in Puppy. Choose simply older versions.
Further info : Abiword easily issues PDFs via print preview .
TED I shall see, I benchmark the Office Suites To get the truth from the rumour.
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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb 2014, 13:54    Post subject:  

TED started out working fine but then I had some issues with it and decided to delete it. It would probably be better to compare it to Leafpad or Geany rather than ABIWord.

ABIWord is clearly a flawed product but it is a nice, light word processor and provides good conversion (again, not perfect). The stable version has been 2.8.6 for ... well forever, basically. The newer versions (betas) all seem to have additional flaws that bring me back to 2.8.6 (which isn't perfect, either). I recall using the delete button when editing a document which started an auto-save process and the shutdown of ABI Word (not sure which version).

I would not use ABI or TED for any serious document work (i.e. writing a 100 pager) but I would use ABI Word hands down against most other word processor offerings (of its size, at least). If Libre was lighter, it would be my clear choice. Kingsoft seemed ok at first but again, the size and conversion issues there.

These, of course are only my opinions but I've grown to love ABI Word for what it is and for what it isn't. It's a perfect pairing for Puppy.
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Feb 2014, 14:07    Post subject:  

Ted but im easily impressed by a good name... Very Happy
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