Re: The opening document

From: Dom Lachowicz (
Date: Mon May 13 2002 - 09:56:38 EDT

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    Hi Bernard,

    I don't quite understand what you're saying here. Please rephrase your
    email, and I will try my best to help. If applicable, please send
    screenshots too. If you would like to, send me this request in French
    and English, I will try to have a French friend of mine translate it for


    On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 06:48, Bernard Lambey wrote:
    > 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
    > page.
    > - 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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