Re: Problem

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Sun Feb 22 2004 - 13:37:03 EST

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    On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 wrote:

    > Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 13:32:09 -0500
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    > Subject: Problem
    > This looks like a great program, but I have already encountered one
    > major problem: I can open a new file without any problem at all, and
    > save my work.  However, once saved, I can't open the Abiword file again.
    >  I get an error message telling me that Windows cannot open the file
    > because there is no program associated with the program to open it, and
    > it then tells me to go to the Folder Options window and pick an
    > application extension.
    > But what's going on?  Doesn't the Windows operating system just open it
    > like it opens most other Windows compatible software?  If not, what
    > application must I use to open my saved work?

    No one believed me when I told them that users just dont read the messages
    in the installer! You just cant win sometimes.

    It used to be that Abiword would automatically associate itself with .doc
    and .rtf and .abw files but too many users didn't read the messages and
    were surprised when their word documents were no longer associated with
    Microsoft Word but were instead associated with Abiword so that option was
    turned off in the installer.
    I thought that .abw documents would still all be associated with Abiword
    by default but I dont have an installer handy to check if that is still
    the case, I'll have to check later and make sure.

    The simplest solution to your problem is to reinstall Abiword but this
    time in the installation options make sure to choose to associate Abiword
    with .abw files and with .doc and .rtf too if you want.

    Hope that helps.


    Alan Horkan
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