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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Mar 26, 2014
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AbiWord Review

Tina de Pierre
A free Word alternative word processor with similar features
A review of AbiWord by Tina de Pierre

AbiWord is a full and extensive word processor with features and a feel similar to older, more classic versions of Microsoft's Word product. Unlike Word or WordPerfect, AbiWord is completely free and maintained by an open source community.

The program doesn't really provide many advantages over classic versions of Microsoft or Corel's word processor products, except that it is completely free.

Some useful features worth mentioning here are the spell check, support for many popular document formats (docx, doc, html, txt, rtf, etc.) and its ability to add pictures to your document. In fact, there is not too much which separates this word processor from its commercial counterparts. Of course it also supports rich text enhancements as virtually all modern word processors do.

AbiWord is still under development and this is the latest stable version but their web site is such to also provide you with development versions if you would prefer to be on the bleeding edge.

AbiWord is software which can open DOC and DOCX files.

AbiWord features and highlights:
  • Works similarly to classic versions (pre-Office 2007) of Microsoft Word
  • Support for HTML, MS Word (Doc), Office Open XML (docx)
  • Customizable via plug-ins
  • Includes grammar and spell checking
  • Native file-format is XML-based

AbiWord is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from office software without restrictions. AbiWord 2.8.6 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This text editor software is filed under:
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  • Open source and GPL software

Compatibility with this text editor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of AbiWord may be available from AbiSource.

AbiWord has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested AbiWord 2.8.6 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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