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AbiWord is a full featured word processor. Current features include:

  • basic character formatting
  • paragraph alignment
  • spell-check
  • import of Word97 and RTF documents
  • export to RTF, Text. HTML, and LaTeX formats
  • interactive ruler and tabs
  • styles
  • unlimited undo/redo
  • multiple column control
  • widow/orphan control
  • find/replace
  • images


User manual available in HTML format from


Download version 2.4,1 (stable)
released on 14 October 2005

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

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Developer Homepage
Support Mailing List Info/Archive
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build wv
Required to build libiconv
Required to build expat
Required to build libpng
Required to build zlib
Required to build GTK+1.2

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 October 2005.


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