Subject: Linux docs
From: ash (email@example.com)
Date: Sun May 07 2000 - 05:13:21 CDT
Here are the actual Linux docs(for intel), saved this time, so have
alook and tell me what you think. Also, I could you some if about saving
when dual booting Beos and Linux.
SDI Vs. MDI
Find / Replace
Installing AbiWord on Linux / INTELWelcome to the community of AbiWord users!
The current version of AbiWord (0.7.9) should install and run properly on any Linux system with INTEL (or INTEL-COMPATIBLE) processor. AbiWord has been packaged in several different industry standard distribution formats to simplify the installation onto your system:
Or, if you are using KDE, right click on the rpm file, and select kpackage.
When kpackage comes up, click on install.
dpkg - I abisuite_0.7.7-1_i386.deb
Yet if you try the SLP distribution, we encourage you to send a message to the AbiWord development mailing list with an account of your experiments.
The installation process for the static Tar files looks scary, but it is actually quite simple.
gunzip - C abisuite-0.7.9-Linux_i386_static.tar.gz | tar xvf -... or, if your tar command supports the ' z' flag:
tar xvzf abisuite-0.7.9-Linux_i386_static.tar.gzBoth these commands will create the directory abisuite-0.7.9-Linux_i386_static.
Saving under Linux
If you are saving under linux, it is recommended that you save in your /home directory, unless you dual boot(see below). If you have a lot of documents you should put them in a directory such as /home/documents.
If you want to save a document remember you must have permission to write to it. Sometimes you may not be able to save a document because you do not have write access. In that case, it is suggested that you try to "Save As" somewhere else.
Dual Booting Windows and Linux
If you dual boot Windows and Linux, and you want to use the files under both systems, you will have to save your files on a FAT or FAT32 partion as windows can not access Linux partions, or on a floppy disk. It is recommended that you save the files in a directory such as "My Documents". Remember, under Linux you must have permission to write to that directory. If you don't, please contact your administator.
Dual Booting Beos and Linux
If you dual boot Beos and Linux, then it is recommended that you save the files on Beos's native filesystem, under the one directory.
KDE and Abiword
After installing Abiword on your machine, you can then set up Abiword to work with KDE. Right click on yur desktop, and select "New", and then "Application", as done below.
You should then type in "Abiword" in a box similar to the one below.
After this, type in any comments that you want, and in the executable
box, type in "abiword", all in lower case.
Now all you have to do is press the "OK" button and the Abiword icon
will appear on your desktop. If you like, you can put it onto your panel
by just dragging it from the desktop.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b25 : Sun May 07 2000 - 05:16:59 CDT