Saturday, December 22, 2007

Exporting from the XO for printing and archiving

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once you have the document on the USB thumb drive, you can go anywhere with it, but it would be nice if you could reproduce it easily. I suggest you Take a Tour of AbiWord: if you don't already have it on your adult machine.

I found that the best way to handle documents exported from the XO for printing, archiving, etc. was to download AbiWord

The word processor on the XO (Write) is a version of AbiWord. The documents can be saved and exported to a USB drive from the Journal. On the first try I took a picture with the XO camera and inserted it into Write and saved it as rtf. Then exported to a USB thumb drive, loaded the rtf to AbiWord that was on my HP laptop and had a document the was full available for edit. AbiWord also can save in MSWord format. i loaded that document in another open source product, Open Office, and had a MSWord compatible document that was fully available for edit. Since I am not an owner of MSWord I cannot speak for those compatablility issues, but suffice it to say that the XO Linux presents no problems with the open source products that are free.

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Blogger Wayan @ OLPC News said...

This is a cool HowTo for XO laptop users. Mind sharing this on the OLPC News XO Printing Forum?

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