Re: This is still far from feature complete
> While I have to agree with the previous
> posters that this is really a very
> promising project in terms of speed and
> memory footprint, the program is still
> very far from feature complete. No
> tables, no footnotes, no styles, you
> can't really change the layout (headers
> and footers), no auto-hyphenation.
> What is there (basic editing,
> import/export) is really good though,
> and surprisingly stable for a program in
> this stage of development. In another
> year or so this will definitively be a
> serious contender for open source word
Just updating this so that page visitors won't be confused by the status of the project in the past....
Since this original comment was posted, tables, footnotes/endnotes, styles, complete header/footer support, and several other features (Tables of Contents, Revisions Tracking) have been added to the program. More are in the works for future versions, while keeping in mind the focus on avoiding core bloat.
Re: Spell Checker For AbiWord
> There is a Spell Checker for AbiWord.
> Click HERE to find out.
Just clearing things up for the sake of the record:
No extra packages are needed for spell checking in AbiWord. The AbiSpell package linked to in the parent comment is for additional dictionaries for the built-in spell checking engine (en-US is bundled on systems that still use the built-in spelling engine).
In most systems (notably, at the moment, Windows excepted), the Enchant spell-checking interface is used, allowing Aspell, Hspell, and other spell checkers already installed to be used seamlessly, without needing to install application specific dictionaries.