The opening document

From: Bernard Lambey (
Date: Mon May 13 2002 - 06:48:47 EDT

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    Dear and esteemed Dom,
    In very ancient times, six month ago, very friendly, you gave me
    a way to change the model saved as normal.awt =
    > Do not hand-edit this file. Using abiword, change your page
    > size to whatever you'd like via the File->Page Setup dialog,
    > change your style definitions using the Format->Styles dialog,
    > set the background color to grey by using Format->Background,
    > and then:
    > File->Save As /usr/local/Abisuite/templates/normal.awt
    > Not so hard :-) ~~ Dom
    I was not returning on the question because I'm a great lazy old man !
    But now, I've a little changed the things : I'm on a Mandrake 8.2, with
    AbiWord-1.0.1 (perfect) and I would try to resolve always the same
    problem =
    - my screen displays in 1024x768 pixels
    - at opening, AbiWord shows a truncated grey background ( with un-
       completed indications on the lowest toolbar ).
    - on that grey background, is shown the white page where I will be
       able to write, when I will have pushed the grey backword right limit
       to the right border, with as first result to obtain a complete plain white
    - well! all is correct, I am ready to write !...
    In spite of my bad english is it clear ?

    What I'm hoping to be able to do ?
    To find somewhere the possibility (in options or in a script) to give to
    AbiWord the correct instructions to induce it to give me AT OPENING,
    and without I have nothing to do, a complete grey background, with
    the white page complete at choiced dimensions noted in your file ;-)),
    even if that opening-document is not full screen, because I like to have
    possibility to click icons on the right of the abiword document...

    Is it possible, Doctor, without to kill the patient ?
    Is it not too hard :-) ?
    Best regards
    Bernard L.

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