Re: Default file format

From: Ryan Pavlik <>
Date: Wed Mar 12 2008 - 08:55:19 CET

Bob wrote:
> I'm a new user of AbiWord.
> Is there a way to set the default file format that
> AbiWord documents are saved in to DOC or RTF format?
> When I save files in ABW format, they open in other
> editors and word processors with all the XML
> formating. This happened when I tried opening an ABW
> file with Open Office, Scite, WordPerfect, CwordPad,
> and Microsoft Works didn't open it at all.
> I use Windows XP, version 2.4.6 of AbiWord, and
> downloaded AbiWord from
> Thanks,
> Bob Johnson
There is, but it is not recommended as it can lead to data loss. Just
"save-as" RTF before sending files to other people. You can also give
them AbiWord, since it's open source. AbiWord Portable (google for it)
might also be handy - include it on an USB key in runnable format.


Ryan Pavlik
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