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    May 05, 2008
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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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4 stars

"Fast, Free, Competent, Limited"

March 15, 2011  |  By EyeKnowIt

 |  Version: AbiWord 0.7.13


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.


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.


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

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.6.3
Version 2.6.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher AbiSource
Publisher web site http://www.abisource.com/
Release Date May 05, 2008
Date Added May 05, 2008
Version 2.6.3
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
Total Downloads 563,720
Downloads Last Week 326
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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