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How I can type in English and persian (Farsi) combined in Abiword?

As you may know persian has a right to left writing. When I try to type in Abiword in English and persian Combined,English words have been reversed. Hear is a sample: It types " utnubuL سیستم عامل ...
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Conversion to PDF failed

I'm trying to convert a MS-Word .doc file to a pdf using abiword. We are running several servers with precise installed. But on my local machine i'm running saucy. On the servers with abiword ...
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Why does Abiword crash or behave oddly on Xubuntu?

After spending hours composing a document on AbiWord it suddenly, for no apparent reason, said it needed to close and I lost all my work. Is this a common AbiWord problem, Linux problem or other? ...
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How do you get grammatical corrections in Abiword under Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 12, installed Abiword through apt-get. I can turn on automatic grammar checking in the preferences, and it starts to underline errors in green. But I can't right-click on them to ...
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Opening Abiword files

Abiword files no longer (12.04) open themselves, but need to be called by the main menu to do so - with Abiword (what else!) My finger is so used to the double click on the file name to open it, that ...
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How to open AbiWord (or Writer) in fullscreen via terminal

I`d like to learn how to open Writer or AbiWord in fullscreen via terminal. I mean opening without nesessery to tipe F11 after opening. Can that be done?
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How to change abiword's spell check language?

When I change the language to Portuguese on Tools > Set Language in Abiword, it continues to spell check in English. I've tried to purge and reinstall Abiword. I have installed the portuguese ...
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How to patch Abiword in XUbuntu

I'm a developer migrating to linux from mac. Just installed XUbuntu on my new ASUS 1015E and I'm seeing the scrolling bug in Abiword that seems to be a pretty common problem. However, like this user: ...
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How to create/edit/save standard doc files?

I tried to edit or create doc files with AbiWord and LibreOffice Writer. It seems that they work, but when I upload the doc file in document submission websites, the systems complains that it is not a ...
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How can I downgrade AbiWord to version 2.8.6?

The AbiWord version (2.9.2) that is installed (with Lubuntu in my case) has many bugs! Does anyone know if/when Ubuntu will switch this back to the stable version (2.8.6)?
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How to produce a MSWord like document on Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

I made a very important document using Puppy 5.1 with AbiWord. Next I was to copy it on another PC using Ubuntu 11.10. I opened it easily & worked on it with LibreOffice Writer. My document is ...
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How to install Abiword -2.8.6

Folks, I am totally new to Linux, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Cinnamon desktop, I want to install Abiword (an older version) because it's very stable compared with the new one. I have downloaded the ...
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Abiword cannot open .awb file

AbiWord cannot open .abw file. The error message received is : It appears to be an invalid document. Please let me know how to confirm if the Abiword program is installed?
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How to restore scroll wheel functionality in AbiWord?

Ever since I upgraded to Lubuntu 12.04 (from Lubuntu 11.10), the scroll wheel on my mouse has not worked in AbiWord for moving up and down in documents. The scroll wheel does still work in other ...
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How can i speed up abiword 2.9.2 in xubuntu? It runs too slow.

abiword 2.8.6 in 11.10 was fine for me. After a 12.04 fresh install, abiword 2.9.2 is now available... and I definitly can't use it! scrolling the text with the mousewheel is impossible. It only ...
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How do I select a subset of the available fonts for a particular application [closed]

Having all those exotic fonts (for an European), like Chinese, Hindi or Russian fonts, is nice for a web browser. You never get those ugly unicode blocks and get the original glyphs instead. However, ...
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How to make Abiword default in 11.10?

In earlier releases I could do that by right-clicking on a document file, going to Properties -> Open With and selecting Abiword, but in 11.10 I can't see Abiword as an option. How can I now make it ...