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Portable AbiWord 3.0.0
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shinobar


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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun 2014, 01:05    Post subject:  Portable AbiWord 3.0.0
Subject description: For Precise Puppy and Slacko
 

abiword-portable-3.0.0.tar.gz
http://shino.pos.to/party/bridge.cgi?puppy/opt/pup5/
Runs on Precise Puppy and Slacko-5.5 and later. Doesn't work on Lucid Puppy. Mabe not on Warry/Racy and on Puppy-4.x.
Whatever version of AbiWord installed on your Puppy, you can use this most recent version just clicking the abiword-portable folder.

DOCUMENT

Portable AbiWord holds the AbiWord wordprocessor with its configuration file in a folder. You can place the folder outside the Puppy space(pupsave), so that it does not consume your pupsave, and you can use from any other Puppy with same settings.

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musher0


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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun 2014, 11:27    Post subject:  

Hi, shinobar.

How many plug-ins did you include in this abiword? Thanks in advance.

musher0

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun 2014, 19:51    Post subject:  

Nicely done! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun 2014, 05:42    Post subject:  

Hello, shinobar.

Thanks for this. Very novel but also very complete approach.
It works nicely.

A couple of remarks, if I may:
1) is recreating the *.desktop file from within the abiword-portable script
necessary? The user needs a permanent and independent abiword.
desktop file to find, set up and launch the abiword sfs. There is no point
in not having a permanent desktop file for this: how do you call it
if it is not in the menu already?

2) When we're finished with abiword, maybe add something like:
Code:
sleep 0.5s
rmdir /mnt/+initrd+mnt+dev_save+abiword-portable-3.0.0+abiword-3.0.0-i686_xz.sfs

just before the exit command in the abiword-portable script, so the user
is not left with a long and enigmatic folder name with nothing in it in the
middle of the /mnt folder when (s)he is finished.

BFN.

musher0

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jun 2014, 11:37    Post subject: install : perfect !
Subject description: Demos available You Tube (7mns)
 

install : perfect ! (Pupjibaro Precise 5.7.1)
Main change is in coloured contours and nice look. (videos on you tube show this last version)
The bacsic version of Abiword 2.9.x Bugs :
2.9.6 :cannot open invalid document >>> it scares new customers, old customers too.. You can only rename abw file to XML and open it with your browser, but losing all layout. Your document is damn

I prevent the administators of spanish Puppies (via Facebook)
And aqui :
Instalar Abiword GTK 3.0.0 : perfecto! (Pupjibaro 5.7.1 precisa) El cambio principal está en los contornos de color y buen aspecto. (videos en you tube Mostrar este última versión) La versión Basic de Abiword errores 2.9.x: 2.9.6: no se puede abrir el documento no válido >>> asusta a los nuevos clientes, los clientes antiguos también .. Sólo puede cambiar el nombre de archivo abw a XML y abrirlo con el navegador, pero la pérdida de todo el diseño. Su documento es maldita Por favor, compruebe que el error ha desaparecido antes de lanzar esta nueva versión, que será el respecto del usario !

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TIW

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 13:43    Post subject: Portable abiword
Subject description: opening size
 

Thanks for creating a portable abiword.
Unfortunately abiword is not quite OK !
While it did install alright the first time opening a abiword wwindow, the size was about 1/3 of the desktop. The second and all following times opening the same document the size was just tiny ( see picture ). What can be done about the opening size ( full desktop size please ) of any new abiword document ?
Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 18:39    Post subject:  

Hello, TIW.

abiword has a geometry setting for command line launch.

Have you tried, for example, from terminal:
Code:
abiword --geometry 400x400+200+200


Some reported back in 2002 a bug in conjunction with this abiword
setting. Has it been solved? The forum page doesn't say...

However, if the abiword geometry setting does work for you, you could
include it in the /usr/share/applications/abiword.desktop file, vis-a-vis
the "Exec=" line.

OR
if you are using the jwm window manager:
try adding in file ~/.jwm/jwmrc-personal:

Code:
<Group>
<Name>abiword</Name>
<!-- Try one of the 2 lines below -->
<Option>geometry:maximized</Option>
<!-- <Option>geometry:900x570+130+152</Option> -->
</Group>


OR
similar configuration as above in icewm's or pekwm's configuration file
for program calling (or whatever window manager you are using)

OR
open abiword. With your mouse, simply enlarge the abiword window
to your desired size. Then close this window and re-open abiword.

Does that solve the problem? Does abiword open with the new size?

This last trick does solve the problem for me using the jwm window
manager, but only for the abiword window itself, not for its place on the
screen. (But it's better than nothing!)

I hope this helps a bit. BFN.

musher0

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 20:10    Post subject:  

I wasn't able to save an .abw file within the Portable ABI Word application. I'm just thinking, it's portable so why not have the save inside of it (right click option like the portable browsers have). Is there a way to do this?
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 22:52    Post subject:  

slavvo67 wrote:
I wasn't able to save an .abw file within the Portable ABI Word
application. I'm just thinking, it's portable so why not have the save
inside of it (right click option like the portable browsers have). Is
there a way to do this?


Hi, slavvo 67.

I'm afraid not. This portable abiword is executed from within an sfs
file. And once prepared, sfs files are closed, static. Upon install, the
modifiable configuration files of such prortable programs are usually put
in /root or /root/.config, where they can be modified as needed, not within
the sfs file.

What's wrong with saving your text on, say, a separate partition on your
usb stick? What would be the advantage for you of saving your text in the
sfs? Portability? Well, your usb stick is portable! Smile And the pupsave file! Smile
(Remember that one?) Smile

BFN.

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul 2014, 07:42    Post subject: Portable abiword
Subject description: opening size
 

Hi musher0.
Thank you for your quick answer.

First option:
Using the command line and after experimenting with the measurements I wanted I proceeded to  /usr/share/applications/abiword.desktop file
and made the following entry: abiword --geometry 1200x750+100+50
I saved the change and rebooted.
To my disappointment abiword opened again with that tiny size.
What did I do wrong ? Why is the entry change not saved ?

Second option:
Using the JWM window manager and after opening the file  ~/.jwm/jwmrc-personal the following text apeared :

400 3 click none outline outline 22 up down right left left down up right select escape root:3 next close maximize minimize desktop# root:3 window exec:amixer sset Master toggle exec:amixer sset Master 1+,1+ exec:amixer sset Master 1-,1- exec:defaultbrowser exec:defaultbrowser exec:screeny

What am I to do with it ?

Third option:
After opening abiword and enlarging it with my mouse - closing abiword and opening it again the window size was actually as big as I closed it. But after writing a number of words and saving the document under root - reopening it again the the size was back to the tiny one.

Fourth option:
Tried in /.icewm
"Abiword word processor" "abiword_16.xpm" abiword -geometry 1200x750+100+50
Didn’t work.

Everything ells didn’t work either.

What now ? What about option 2 ?

Thanks again for your help
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul 2014, 08:02    Post subject:  

Hi Musher:

Thanks for the detailed explanation. The portable browsers save the cache files within the portable application so it seemed like a logical question.

I will add that for those that gave up on ABI Word (like me), it's worth another look as 3.0.0 as some of the common errors and glitches appear to have been worked out.

All the best!

Slavvo67
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jul 2014, 10:04    Post subject: Caution : Pupsaves new Abiword.
Subject description: I wait and see to make sure bug is not redundant before using new versions.
 

The saving bug was too serious. You can write your document conscientiously for a long time, and suddenly all is garbled.
Installers in a hurry ! please test version 3.0.0 on your test benches Smile
Could you precise what is new in the version (table borders are colored, anything more ? ). .
They aim to improve Windows compatibility, it takes the major part of the work.

summary business apps : updating needed
Shinobar : your SFS 7MB abiword gnumeric inkscapelite shall remain my preferred office suite. So Light ! but enough for me. I don't care about the version. Don't destroy it Surprised
I have Libre office on Windows, waiting some food.

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