Re: Opening unknown documents

Subject: Re: Opening unknown documents
From: Andrew Dunbar (
Date: Sat Dec 29 2001 - 12:54:54 CST

 --- Scott <> wrote: > I am filing
this as an enhancement, but I wanted to
> put this idea out in
> the open and see if it flies.
> I am trying to use Abiword to hand edit HTML and it
> always comes up as a
> bogus document. So I was wondering: could Abi
> instead of just declaring
> an unknown document as a bogus document, offer to
> open the document, or
> even better just open the document as text? There
> are all kinds of
> manually editable documents including Window's .ini,
> Enlightenment's
> .menu, Abi's own .Profile, and many others that
> don't show up in the
> list. If the file isn't in the list, then just open
> it as is.

Why can't you just set the filetype to "Plain Text"
in the File Open Dialog? That's one of the reasons
it's there and it should work. If it doesn't, maybe
that's a bug you ought to be filing.

Andrew Dunbar.

> Scott Bingman


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