A word about AbiWordPosted: January 9, 2011
I’ve only just started using AbiWord, but I’m already leaning away from it as my word processor of choice. I know I can’t expect total compatibility with Word documents, but I expected a little better than this:
I tried opening up a .doc file that I’d been editing (without incident) in Word 2010 and OpenOffice, and the strangest error occurred. A few pages in, several of my paragraphs were missing their first few words. I couldn’t find a way to recover them, so I closed it.
But before then I must’ve saved it somehow, because the next time I opened up that file in OO Writer I had random spaces everywhere.
So yeah, AbiWord. Not the greatest when it comes to Word compatibility. (And if Google is anything to go by, .odt isn’t looking so hot either.)
I’m still going to give it a go. I’ll just avoid opening up stories I’ve already started elsewhere, I guess. Maybe it performs better when you save and load documents in its own AbiWord format?