What is AbiWord?

AbiWord is an award-winning, feature-rich word processing program. With a simple interface, AbiWord is designed to look and function similar to Microsoft Word and is a great alternative to paying for MS Word. It's open source which means that you can be sure any bugs or problems will be quickly fixed by the Abiword community. AbiWord includes a full set of word processing features with recognizable icons and menus. If you are familiar with Microsoft Word you will have no problem understanding AbiWord!

AbiWord Features:

  • Open & Edit MS Word Files
  • Compatible with Microsoft Office
  • Advanced Spell & Grammar Check
  • Low File Size
  • Import/export filters
  • Comprehensive Language Database

Supported Formats:

Read and write to most document types: MS Word, WordPerfect, Rich Text, OpenOffice, HTML, and more. AbiWord works on most operating systems: Windows, Mac, Linux, QNX, FreeBSD, Solaris, and more.

About AbiWord

AbiWord is made freely available for personal use. Source code and license information for AbiWord Personal can be found at the AbiSource Project Page.

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