Re: Letterheads?

Subject: Re: Letterheads?
From: Ron Ross (
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 23:34:39 CDT

Sam TH <> writes:

> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 08:43:05AM +1200, wrote:

> > Basically IMO a 'nice' letterhead option is a header with graphics and
> > some text (maybe side by side) that could appear only on the first page
> > of a document. Plus a possible footer than appears on every page.
> Well, you can put plain images and text in the regular document, and
> with footers, you can put something at the bottom of every page.

It looks like what Nicholas describes is just the job for templates, no?
Dom has brought this up on the dev list, but as a proposal for a future
release. It's not there yet.

In the mean time, I don't see why one couldn't create a document
"manually", just placing necessary text and and graphics to produce the
letterhead, then save it read-only, say, for use when creating new


Just looking into this now (looking for an alternative way of going
about it), I realize that another feature that comes in handy in any
kind of editor is the ability to insert the contents of another file
into the current document. I don't see that anywhere in Abiword.

My first complete non-programmer's hunch is that this can't be much
harder to implement than a lot of what already goes into the "Insert"
menu... but I may be terribly wrong, as it would mean dealing with all
potential styles and formating from the currently importable file types
within an already constituted document. Still, most of the time it's
plain text files I'm inserting, and I would certainly make use of at
least _that_ capability.


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