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
  • Price:
    Free

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
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"great product & price"

January 19, 2009  |  By nmariscal01

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

fast and speedy to open and great for the kids.

Cons

Nothing wrong with the product it is great there is not one thing tha I'd change

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5 stars

"Good use of AbiWord 2.6.3"

October 25, 2008  |  By JOHN R. MAY

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

It is a dandy. I have not had a lot of time to use it, but have no qualms about us of
it.

Cons

As of this moment I have no Cons on this item.

Summary

I have used AbiWord very little but I have enjoyed my use of it although
I have not had time to use it extensively.

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3 stars

"Crashes for me"

October 13, 2008  |  By beaulanger

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

I love everything about AbiWord except..

Cons

It constantly crashes for me. I've lost a lot of time retyping but it is just too aggravating to use anymore. I don't need a suite but still had to download Star Office.

Summary

Buggy!!

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5 stars

"Consistently a Star Performer"

September 22, 2008  |  By OGollaher

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

Easy to use; all functions you need in a word processor (for most of us) and free.

Cons

I would prefer more options - especially for interface.

Summary

I have consistently been pleased with this product over the years.

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4 stars

"Good"

August 22, 2008  |  By ramjivishwakarma

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

Working fine

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3 stars

"Good, but tyrannical"

July 29, 2008  |  By modest-proposer

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

It's light and fast.

Cons

It changed my already-saved Word files into AbiWord files.

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5 stars

"WORKS GREAT FOR ME"

July 27, 2008  |  By denkile

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

Works great...easy to use....version 2.6.4

Cons

nothing serious in three month's .

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4 stars

"Fast and light!"

July 21, 2008  |  By dmarcozoni

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

It's fast, light, open source, works!

Cons

There are some problems when setting the default correction language. It does not support length between characters, among other (really specific, nothing THAT important) characteristics.

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4 stars

"Good And free"

May 21, 2008  |  By t.b.93

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

only takes up 21.5 MB

can make and open doc files

Cons

Can't Insert audio files

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5 stars

"A great word processor free of bloated excess!"

May 07, 2008  |  By Andy Polon

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.6.3

Pros

Simple, gets the job done. Excellent spell checker. Of course you can't beat the price.

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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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