From: Hubert Figuiere (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 25 2002 - 06:01:46 EST
On Sat, 2002-03-23 at 19:00, Sanity in Anarchy wrote:
> >>PS. I'm aiming for 100% RTF export compatibility with Word. I need it for
> >>my job.
> >As do I. And from what I read on the lists, we are not alone. The problem,
> >as Hub has pointed out, is that MS doesn't follow its own RTF specs in terms
> >of default RTF font size, so a philosophical decision has to be made. Do we
> >make Abi follow the RTF specs or do we make it follow what Word actually
> >does? I vote for the latter.
> Since Abi pretends to save as .doc when it in fact saves in RTF format,
> perhaps the best ways to solve this are:
> 1.) Actually export in MS Word format, so as not to confuse applications that
> rely entirely on extention or
Feel free to write that code.
> 2.) When saving as a .doc file, make the RTF comply with what Word does, and
> when saving as a .rtf file, comply with RTF standards or
> 3.) Stop pretending to have Word export capability and simply have the option
> to select whether to comply with Word or with the actual RTF specs, and make
> it clear in the documentation that Word can read RTF files, and they are often
> smaller than a "real" Word document.
See bug 1410
I *WAS* against that feature. Someone else did, not because he was for
doing it, but he was annoyed too much by people doing insane requests.
I you think that is a mis-feature, please file a new bug.
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the word
unsubscribe in the message body.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Mon Mar 25 2002 - 06:02:27 EST