Re: Word and Abiword

From: Ryan Pavlik <>
Date: Wed Jun 28 2006 - 23:59:36 CEST

Alan G Isaac wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Daniel Waterman apparently wrote:
>> I have MS Word and Abiword on my Mac. When I have an email
>> attachment that was written in Word, I would like to open
>> it in Word, but Abiword always takes over. How can
>> I prevent this?
> So, you prefer to wait an eternity to open the attachment.
> Will just right click the attachment,
> set "open with" to Word,
> and check "always open this type of file with this application".
> This is from memory,
> but the general idea should be right.
> hth,
> Alan Isaac
I believe both the instructions provided by Alan and the ones I most
nearly just sent you (and that follow) are for Windows. (For
completeness: A simpler way with less possible confusion for Word (it
gets picky about how it is started and associated) is to simply
uninstall AbiWord, verify that Word now opens docs by default, then
install AbiWord again, but this time make sure not to check the box to
associate AbiWord with .rtf and .doc files.)

I do not know how to do this on the Mac, and it may be that Alan's
instructions were indeed for the Mac and it is just so similar to
Windows that I mistook it as such.

Good luck!

Ryan Pavlik
AbiWord Win32 Platform Maintainer
"Optimism is the father that leads to achievement." - Helen Keller
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