AbiWord

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 202 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.4
  • Total Downloads:
    563,720
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2010
  • 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.

The latest version integrates with the AbiCollab Web service for sharing documents, and finally introduces an annotation feature that competitors have long had. 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

    3.9

    out of 7 votes

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

"easy to use freeware"

May 23, 2010  |  By kinder-d

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.8.4

Pros

easy to use

Cons

nothing worth noting

Summary

I haven't used it that long yet, but have found it user friendly

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5 stars

"very good program."

May 19, 2010  |  By greenary

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.8.4

Pros

i like it because it is so light. i did not need a big program like open office, so this was perfect

Cons

i have not found any at this time

Summary

light on system resources, and its a good free program, which is always nice

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4 stars

"Perfect for the average home computer"

May 13, 2010  |  By colyzee

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.8.4

Pros

It's free, small and light on resources

Cons

none so far

Summary

A free program that does what I need it to do, great for the average user. Microsoft Word, for me, has too many options that I don't need, and like a lot of users will never even discover, let alone use

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1 stars

"I find this program very bad on the help side"

May 06, 2010  |  By xtrahands

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.8.4

Pros

I am sorry i don't like it

Cons

the templates don't do anything and the help area is very bad

Summary

I have been trying to learn it but
you can't find it at the how to area

i would not tell any one about this because it is not very well on how to do anything

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5 stars

"It's free software. :)"

April 25, 2010  |  By Trucky58

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.8.4

Pros

It is free software and it is easier to use.

Cons

There were no cons.

Summary

I like to have free software and I could use when I need.

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4 stars

"A Graet Word Processor"

April 25, 2010  |  By rmiller8

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.8.4

Pros

If you need an outstanding word processor for writing letters and making attractive reports, this program is all you need. The printed document is my main concern; not that the code came from Microsoft.

Cons

There really are none.

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4 stars

"good product"

April 21, 2010  |  By bartonsteven

 |  Version: AbiWord 2.8.4

Pros

has everything you need for office work, letter writing, compact.

Cons

none that i can see

Summary

would recommend it for a small compact office system

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.4
Version 2.8.4 fixes a bug where deleting a character in non-Western scripts caused a random number of characters to be deleted.
General
Publisher AbiSource
Publisher web site http://www.abisource.com/
Release Date April 16, 2010
Date Added April 16, 2010
Version 2.8.4
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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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