Re: Tables in AbiWord?

Subject: Re: Tables in AbiWord?
From: Harry Goldhagen (
Date: Thu Feb 10 2000 - 00:06:48 CST

Are there any plans to at least convert tables to tabs on import of rtf or
doc files? WordPad (Win98) is able to do this somehow. It would be a nice
interim fix. . .

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Sievers <>
To: Harry Goldhagen <>;
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: Tables in AbiWord?

>At 09:50 AM 1/17/00 -0700, you wrote:
>>Hello, everyone!
>>work, I cannot give up MS Word until AbiWord handles tables. Any plans
>>table functions in future releases? Any other suggestions?
>>Harry Goldhagen
>Yes, AbiSource has definite intentions to add table support into AbiWord.
>If we were a company selling proprietary software, I would quote you a time
>frame, and you would have to take it or leave it. Since instead AbiSource
>is an Open Source development effort, I can tell you where it is on our
>list of priorities. Ultimately, however, AbiWord users are in control.
>Anyone with the time and initiative can come along and begin adding table
>support right now.
>Given that, our intention is to add tables post AbiWord 1.0. More
>specifically, it's probably THE biggest feature for the first release of
>AbiWord after 1.0. As for the exact date, it's still to early to predict
>with any certainty.

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