On Thu, 07 May 2009 10:16:45 +0200 kenneth hatteland <kenneth.hattel...@kleppnett.no> wrote:
> I am having serious problems getting my freebsd machines with > abiword installed to open .doc files. Text becomes totally garbled > and unreadable. Have searched the net and the few abiword forums I > can find but nowhere does it say what nob is unturned on my > freebsd installs. winxp and linux machines opens such documents ok. > Anyone using this and know something wise ? > OpenOffice would be an alternative, but I only have 4gb left of /usr > so it won` t build. > > blessed be > Kenneth, norway Hello Kenneth I too had this problem with abiword and FreeBSD. Well, it is still there but I have worked around it. This is part of email I from the abiword list that I started. I found that I could then use the bitstream-vera fonts without any trouble. I then edited the normal.awt file locater at /usr/local/share/abiword-2.6/templates/ from Times New Roman to Bitstream Charter. Now I can create new documents and when I pull in an existing document I can "select all" and change it to Bitstream Charter. It definitely is a bandaid fix. All of the other files in directories at /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/ are gz files. I am not a programmer but I would _guess_ the Xorg upgrade is not opening those gz files for use by abiword. Long story short, I am able to use abiword and can live with this. I know this is not the solution you are looking for but it can help you be productive. I am not sure but I think this started with the recent update of Xorg. Abiword 2.7.0 has been released and when the port is updated I am hoping this problem is solved. I hope this helps Robert _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"