AbiSource AbiWord

Version3(as of 5/27/2014)
PlatformsWindows, Linux
LicenseOpen Source
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Rating:3.5  |  134 Votes

Main Features

  • Standard word processing features, such as text formatting
  • Support for popular office productivity files including .DOCX
  • Collaborate ability on same document at same time with others through AbiCollab.net

Software Overview

AbiSource AbiWord is a word processor, similar to Microsoft Word, that is available for Windows and Linux. The program allows you to create documents and collaborate with others on documents at the same time.

AbiWord enables you to perform many of the standard word processing functions, such as formatting text and spell check. The program has a similar ribbon layout to other word processors, with many of the often-used formatting options readily available. The application lets you save documents in a proprietary AbiWord format with the .ABW extension. It also supports popular formats, such as .DOC, .DOCX, .RTF, .TXT, .ODT, and .HTML. The word processor makes team projects easier as well. It provides a helpful Collaborate feature that allows you to work on the same document as another person at the same time through AbiCollab.net.

This application is a solid choice for your word processing needs. It can handle popular office formats and make document collaboration easy. At the price of free, it is hard not to give AbiSource AbiWord a try.

Primary File Type

abw icon.ABWAbiWord Document

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.ABWAbiWord Document
.AWTAbiWord Template
.DOCMMicrosoft Word Macro-enabled Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.DOTMMicrosoft Word Macro-Enabled Document Template
.DOTXMicrosoft Word Template
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.ODTOpenDocument Text Document
.OTTOpenDocument Document Template
.RTFRich Text Format File
.SDWStarOffice Writer Text Document
.STWStarOffice Document Template
.SXWStarOffice Writer Document
.TXTPlain Text File
.WPWordPerfect Document
.WPDWordPerfect Document
.ZABWCompressed AbiWord Document File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.ABIAbiWord Plug-in
.BAK~AbiWord Auto-Saved Document
.CRASHEDAbiWord Crash-Saved Document
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.DOTMicrosoft Word Document Template (Legacy)
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.SO-ABICocoa AbiWord Plug-in
.TEXTPlain Text File
.WMLWireless Markup Language File
.XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language File
Updated 5/27/2014