Software : Ability : Office

Ability Office

(as of 7/14/2015)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • 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

.AWW – Ability Write Document

Other file extensions used by Ability Office 6

Supported File Types
.ADBAbility Database File
.APHAbility Album File
.APXAbility Photopaint Studio Image
.ASTAbility Spreadsheet Template
.AWGAbility Draw Document
.AWPAbility Write Template
.AWSAbility Spreadsheet File
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document
.DOCMWord Open XML Macro-Enabled Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Open XML Document
.DOTWord Document Template
.LEXAdobe Linguistic Library Data File
.LWPLotus Word Pro Document
.PPSPowerPoint Slide Show
.PPSMPowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show
.PPSXPowerPoint Open XML Slide Show
.PPTPowerPoint Presentation
.PPTMPowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation
.PPTXPowerPoint Open XML Presentation
.RTFRich Text Format File
.SAMAmi Pro Document
.TXTPlain Text File
.XLSExcel Spreadsheet
.XLSMExcel Open XML Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet
.XLSXMicrosoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet
.XSSXML Style Sheet

Updated: July 14, 2015