AbiWord
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Supported Systems
Legacy OS support
Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
License
Open Source
Release Date
06 November, 2006 (8 years ago )

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System Requirements of AbiWord 2.5.0
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP x64
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Vista x64
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows NT 3.5
Program Information of AbiWord 2.5.0
Version Name:
AbiWord 2.5.0

File Size:
5.96 MB

Released Date:
06 November, 2006 (8 years ago)

MD5 Checksum:
c313eef2d5ce05d0d2e4488036dc4ac8

SHA1 Checksum:
E128198A1961DF6B41EB3B38B628CB2C000004A1

Version History of AbiWord 2.5.0
  • A new Pango based renderer for Unix platforms, improving support for
  • languages such as Thai and Arabic
  • Cross platform libgsf integration, allowing the user to open files
  • on remote shares (the last part holds for the…

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AbiWord is a free word processing program under the GPL which runs on Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, ReactOS, SkyOS, BeOS and other operating systems.… More
AbiWord is as simple to use as Microsoft Word. It has very simple to user UI and further more, it can save documents in .doc format. More
AbiWord's options are very simple to use. You can configure options to suite your needs from "Preferences" menu. More
About AbiWord

AbiWord is a free word processing program under the GPL which runs on Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, ReactOS, SkyOS, BeOS and other operating systems. AbiWord was originally started by SourceGear Corporation as the first component of AbiSuite, as an ambitious plan to create a full Office Suite that would be free software/open source software . SourceGear gradually moved to other business interests and the project is currently run entirely by a team of volunteer developers. AbiWord is part of GNOME Office, a collection of office applications with some degree of integration.

AbiWord Version 1.0 was released on April 18, 2002 and received praise for its speed and small size. However version 1.0 did not yet include support for table based layout, which many users considered an essential feature. Table support was finally included as planned for version 2.0, which was released on September 15, 2003.

AbiWord has several import/export filters including RTF, HTML, OpenOffice.org, Microsoft Word and LaTeX. The native file format uses XML, so documents written with the program are perceived to be a safe investment from a digital archiving perspective.

AbiWord has a very similar user interface to Microsoft Word to help make it easier for new users to migrate to Abiword. Although there are differences, the AbiWord developers aim to embrace and extend what has become a de facto standard in business, producing a better improved design.

AbiWord contains a Wikipedia plugin to look up an encyclopedic reference for a selected word.


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AbiWord is a free and open source software word processor. It was originally started by SourceGear Corporation as the first part of a proposed AbiSuite. Development stopped when SourceGear changed their focus to Internet appliances. AbiWord was adopted by some open source developers and AbiWord continued to be developed. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of the Spanish word "abierto", meaning "open".