RTF conversion bug

Subject: RTF conversion bug
From: Virgil Arrington Jr. (virgilarrington@hotmail.com)
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 13:41:05 CDT

Speaking of RTF support, I believe I have found a bug (or at least a
translation problem) between AbiWord and MSWord in RTF files.

AbiWord uses 12 point type as a default. Word uses 10 pt as its default.

I have noticed that, if I select an entire file in AbiWord <ctrl-A> and
apply 12 point type to it (I'm using Times New Roman) and save it as an RTF
file, when I open that file in MSWord it opens in 10 point font. Examining
the RTF code, it appears that, if I use any size except 12 point, AbiWord
inserts the proper \FSn code next to the text. But, if I use the default 12
point font, instead of inserting a \fs24 code, AbiWord REMOVES all font size
coding, leaving it to the program default. Since different programs have
different default sizes, 12 point documents may not translate properly to
other word processors, even in the ubiquitous RTF format. It might be a
better practice to insert the \fs24 code, even if it is the default, rather
than removing it.

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