Re: .swx and .odt files

From: Alan Horkan <>
Date: Tue Jan 25 2005 - 22:03:55 CET

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, Brett Shand wrote:

> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 09:53:52 +1300
> From: Brett Shand <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: .swx and .odt files
> Hi
> I'm new to the list and Abiword.
> I have been using OpenOffice since version 1.1.something and have now
> reached a stage in my life when I don't need a full suite anymore so I
> have "downsized" to Abiword. It looks like it will suit me very well.

Thanks for choosing Abiword.
Glad you like it.

> As you might expect I have a large number of OOo files (mainly text
> files). I have downloaded all the plugins but the conversion still
> seems patchy. Many convert perfectly, but a lot don't; I just get two
> or three lines of garbage characters.

Your best bet is probably to provide a small sample file that exhibits the
problem behaviour and attach it to a bug report in Bugzilla

> I can't see any pattern - it doesn't seem to matter which version of
> OOo they were saved under, for instance - does anyone have any idea
> why this might be? And is there a fix?

Doesn't sound familiar, a quick look in bugzilla might turn up some
OpenOffice related bugs and one of them might be related.

Hope that helps


Alan Horkan

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