Ticket #4850 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Abiword save as rtf can't be read by other programs

Reported by: kimquirk Owned by: uwog
Priority: high Milestone: Update.1
Component: write-activity (abiword) Version:
Keywords: rtf Cc:
Action Needed: Verified: no
Deployments affected: Blocked By:


build 262, q2d04

I added text and images to a doc on Abiword; changed the name 'cats'; and then did a keep as rtf. I copied it to a usb key and tried to open with textedit on a mac and it says it can't open it.

I also changed its name from the default: 'cats (RTF).rtf' to 'cats.rtf'


cats.rtf Download (65.0 KB) - added by kimquirk 7 years ago.
cats.rtf file saved from abiword

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by kimquirk

cats.rtf file saved from abiword

Changed 7 years ago by kimquirk

I put the usb stick into a second laptop (same build) and it could load and show the text and images for the file called 'cats'; but when it tried to load the one called 'cats (RTF).rtf', the word doc was empty. I had only copied one file to the USB stick, but it looks like it actually copied both the original file AND the .rtf file.

Changed 7 years ago by msevior

This file is actually an abiword file. Somehow the signal to save as an RTF file is not working. The AbiWord team will investigate.

Changed 7 years ago by marco

While you are at it, can you please change this:

fileObject.file_path = os.path.join(self._activity.get_activity_root(), 'data', '%i' % time.time())

You should use "instance" instead of "data" now. (It might not break functionality but I think it's better to do this right).

Changed 7 years ago by uwog

This is a bug in libabiword, which I just fixed. Will show up in the builds soonish.

Changed 7 years ago by jg

approved when ready...

Changed 7 years ago by uwog

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

Pushed to joyride (write 53)

Changed 7 years ago by robby

  • keywords rtf added

If this was fixed and "closed" two months ago, I'd suspect the fix would have been in the Write version on the G1G1 machines in December... but it isn't.

"Keep as RTF" merely changes the name of the file; looking at it with an ascii editor shows that it is still AbiWord doc format.

(I'm not a developer and don't know whether "update.1" is still coming or was before G1G1. I'm just trying to write some how-to instructions for newcomers. If there's an update that Joe User can/should download, let me know and I'll add it to the wiki.)

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