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
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:
Comment=The AbiWord word processor
and for the mime-type default for .abw and doc files you need this file:
it should contain:
That is it - it should work just fine.
this would be an easy and nice thing to add for the gnome users
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
Fixed in 0.7.13-2
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.
Note that the mime type for application/x-abiword already exists, but has blank
fields for Open, View, and Edit.