(as of 7/14/2015)
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- Consists of Write, Spreadsheet, and Presentation applications
- Supports .DOCX, .XLSX, and .PPTX file formats
- Switches between 2007 and 2010 Ribbon style interfaces
- Saves files to Dropbox
Ability Office is an office suite, similar to Microsoft Office, for the Windows operating system. The suite is available as Ability Office or Ability Office Professional, which includes additional applications.
Ability Office is made up of the following applications:
- Write - A word processing application similar to Microsoft Word.
- Spreadsheet - A spreadsheet application similar to Microsoft Excel.
- Presentation - A presentation and slide show application similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.
The applications use their own file formats, which includes .AWW, .AWS, and .AWG, but can also open the popular .DOCX, .PPTX, and .XLSX files. The applications feature many of the same tools provided with the Microsoft Office applications. You can even switch between the traditional toolbar and the 2007 and 2010 Microsoft Office Ribbon style interfaces. You can also save your files to Dropbox directly from the Ability Office applications.
Ability Office is a much cheaper alternative to the Microsoft Office suite that features word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. The Ability Office Professional edition also offers the Database and Photopaint applications. However, Apache OpenOffice and Libre Office are great substitutions for Microsoft Office as well, and are available for free. Therefore, you may want to look to those free solutions even though Ability Office is a solid option too.
Supported File Types
Primary file extension
Other file extensions used by Ability Office 6
|Supported File Types|
|.ADB||Ability Database File|
|.APH||Ability Album File|
|.APX||Ability Photopaint Studio Image|
|.ASC||ASCII Text File|
|.AST||Ability Spreadsheet Template|
|.AWG||Ability Draw Document|
|.AWP||Ability Write Template|
|.AWS||Ability Spreadsheet File|
|.DOC||Microsoft Word Document|
|.DOCM||Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document|
|.DOCX||Microsoft Word Open XML Document|
|.DOT||Word Document Template|
|.LEX||Adobe Linguistic Library Data File|
|.LWP||Lotus Word Pro Document|
|.PPS||PowerPoint Slide Show|
|.PPSM||PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show|
|.PPSX||PowerPoint Open XML Slide Show|
|.PPTM||PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation|
|.PPTX||PowerPoint Open XML Presentation|
|.RTF||Rich Text Format File|
|.SAM||Ami Pro Document|
|.TXT||Plain Text File|
|.XLSM||Excel Open XML Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet|
|.XLSX||Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet|
|.XSS||XML Style Sheet|
Updated: July 14, 2015