AbiWord

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 202 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.3
  • Total Downloads:
    563,720
  • Date Added:
    May 05, 2008
  • File Size:
    7.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    326
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This free, open-source word-processor strikes us as a worthy alternative to pricey, big-name products. AbiWord has a quick learning curve, since the interface is very similar to those in Word and WordPerfect.

You'll find just about all the features you need, including the ability to cut and paste, highlight, and a bevy of common formatting tools. Although we did miss a grammar-checking utility, AbiWord can check your spelling in many languages--you'll need to choose the appropriate foreign language dictionaries during installation. A huge plus is the ability to open and save Microsoft Word documents, though the program also has its own proprietary file format. You can download plug-ins at the publisher's site to import and export a wide variety of other formats, including OpenDocument.

AbiWord should appeal to a wide range of users who seek a functional word-processing app but lack a large bank account.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 4
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    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
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  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 202 votes

    • 5 star 84
    • 4 star 58
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 20
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  • 4 stars

    "Fast, Free, Competent, Limited"

    March 15, 2011   |   By EyeKnowIt

    Version: AbiWord 0.7.13

    Pros

    Per above, small size, quick start, saves in universally readable format - any wp can read the .abi or you may save in various formats. Excellent for 95% of daily work.

    Cons

    Items on tool bars are fixed -cant add or subtract but can choose whether or not a tool bar displays. Slow to save multiple changes to a document.

    Summary

    Good substitute for bloat ware, could be slightly more flexible but overall its a keeper!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.6.3
    Version 2.6.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher AbiSource
    Publisher web site http://www.abisource.com/
    Release Date May 05, 2008
    Date Added May 05, 2008
    Version 2.6.3
    Category
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Word Processing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 7.95MB
    File Name abiword-setup-2.8.6.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 563,720
    Downloads Last Week 326
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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