Bug 27530 - mime type correction for gmc for .abw and .doc files
Summary: mime type correction for gmc for .abw and .doc files
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: abiword   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-14 06:32 UTC by Seth Vidal
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-16 01:11:53 UTC
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Description Seth Vidal 2001-02-14 06:32:39 UTC
By default gnumeric is set for opening xls files  - it would make sense to
set abiword as the default for .abw (its native format) and .doc files
(word docs)

Additionally it would be nice to be able to right click on the desktop and
be able to make a new abiword doc.

so two files need to be made to make this happen:
for the right-click desktop entry you need:
it should look like this:
[Desktop Entry]
Comment=The AbiWord word processor

and for the mime-type default for .abw and doc files you need this file:
it should contain:
	[en_US]open=AbiWord  %f

	[en_US]edit=AbiWord %f
	[en_US]open=AbiWord %f

That is it - it should work just fine.

this would be an easy and nice thing to add for the gnome users

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-02-16 01:11:49 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-02-27 17:07:11 UTC
Fixed in 0.7.13-2

Comment 3 Ed McKenzie 2001-05-15 14:03:58 UTC
This is still broken for me in 7.1-release. I fixed it by copying
abiword.desktop to /usr/share/gnome/apps/Applications so it shows up in the
'Open With' menu, and then adding MIME-types manually to gmc so I can directly
open these files.

Comment 4 Ed McKenzie 2001-05-15 14:06:38 UTC
Note that the mime type for application/x-abiword already exists, but has blank
fields for Open, View, and Edit.

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