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Powerful word alternative that comes with the GNOME desktop.

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How change default font of hyperlinks in Abiword?

Abiword - hyperlinks all displaying with blue, underlined font. I would like to change this so all hyperlinks display with a particular font of my choosing. How do I do it? Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 abiword - Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused

I have vps with LEMP provided by digitalocean and when I am attempting to convert any pdf file to doc file I always get this error: Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused ** (...
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How to keep hyperlinks with Abiword when creating PDF?

When I write a document in Abiword and then print it to a file my hyperlinks get lost. It seems that LibreOffice can export PDF with hyperlinks. When I opened my document that I created with Abiword ...
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AbiWord Crushed While I Was Writing a Paper

I was just writing a four page paper for my class. I have been using AbiWord since I installed Ubuntu on my laptop. I was almost done and ready to submit the paper when my laptop froze up and closed ...
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How do I fix the global abiword spellcheck language?

I have Ubuntu 16.10 with abiword (3.0) installed. It seems to have a global default spell check language of UK English (keeps trying to correct "behavior" to "behaviour"). How do I switch this to US ...
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How to add the font David to AbiWord?

Ubuntu 16.04 I'd like to add the font David to AbiWord. What should I do? Help much appreciated. Thanks.
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Is it possible to convert abw to docx or doc offline

I am fed up with the poor performance of LibreOffice Writer. So I am using AbiWord Editor now which is lot better than LibreOffice Writer, but there is another problem with Abiword. AbiWord Editor ...
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AbiWord document's borders keeps flashing

I downloaded AbiWord 3.0.1. When I begin writing or reading a document, the borders of the document starts flashing ceaselessly. I've tried uninstalling AbiWord and installing it again, with no ...
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Why are Abiword documents flickering since the upgrade to Lubuntu 16?

Lubuntu offered to upgrade itself the other day. I think I was on 14-something and now it's 16-something. All well and good but now all Abiword docs are flickering constantly. (I've noticed it doesn't ...
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pdf conversion to other format

I need your help, I have a pdf file you need to convert to another format. These files contain images and text. In the end, it needs is these pictures. I tried to convert using abiword but there ...
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How can I remove AbiWord?

I've just installed Lubuntu, and then I threw Cinnamon on top of it. Every time I log into any session: gnome, cinnamon, lxde, abiword opens immediately, as if I had told it to. I'm not a fan of this ...
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Startup Application with unknown source [duplicate]

After update to 15.04 I have abiword starting by itself upon login to GNOME or Unity. It does not happen in openbox or blackbox. How do I prevent this application from starting without removing the ...
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Add Spellcheck Dictionary to Abiword 3.0

I am working on Lubuntu 14.04 with Abiword 3.0.0 and with the pre-installed version only the spell-check for English came along. I can switch to other languages within the program, but then the spell-...
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Looking for lasem (pre-compiled mathview package for Ubuntu)

I've searched high and low, but it seem that this package simply does not exist for Ubuntu yet? (v 0.4.x) In any case, it ought to exist, because AbiWord requires it for its mathview plugin which it ...
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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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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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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 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 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 .abw 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 ...