AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos etc AbiWord is unique among word processors in its drive to become a fully cross-platform word processor.
The source code is carefully written so that AbiWord will run on virtually any operating system. Multi Platform. Enjoy your favourite Word Processor on the operating system you like to use – be it Windows, Linux, QNX, FreeBSD or Solaris.
AbiWord has been designed to integrate perfectly with the operating system it runs on. It will take advantage of the functionality provided by the system, such as image loading or printing capabilities. Interoperability AbiWord is able to read and write all industry standard document types, such as OpenOffice.org documents, Microsoft Word documents, WordPerfect documents, Rich Text Format documents, HTML web pages and many more.
Advanced Document Layout Give your document that professional, scientific or fun-to-read look using AbiWord’s advanced document layout options. Use tables, bullets, lists, images, footnotes, endnotes and styles to enhance the way your document looks. Mail Merge With AbiWord’s Mail Merge capabilities, you can let AbiWord automate that job for you. Data coming from a variety of sources, such as Relational Databases, Comma Separated Text files or Tabbed Text files are accepted.
What Makes AbiWord Different?
AbiWord is unique among word processors in its drive to become a fully cross-platform word processor. Our source code is carefully written so that AbiWord will run on virtually any operating system with a minimum of time spent on porting. This combined with our support for internationalization (the ability to run AbiWord in many languages) gives AbiWord a massive potential user-base.
Currently runs on most UNIX systems, Windows 95 and later.
AbiWord 2.8 is a multi-platform, collaborative word processor that combines state-of-the-art usability, powerful features, and excellent interoperability. Furthermore, it features a powerful framework for supporting custom extensions. AbiWord v2.8.6 is the latest stable release, which fixes a bad regression that was introduced in AbiWord v2.8.5. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
This release contains just one bugfix: