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A free word processing program, full featured word processor.

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AbiWord Description

AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.

Multi Platform

Enjoy your favorite Word Processor on the operating system you like to use - be it Windows, Linux, QNX, FreeBSD or Solaris.


AbiWord is able to read and write all industry standard document types, such as OpenOffice.org documents, Microsoft Word documents, WordPerfect documents, Rich Text Format documents, HTML web pages and many more.

Advanced Document Layout

Give your document that professional, scientific or fun-to-read look using AbiWord's advanced document layout options. Use tables, bullets, lists, images, footnotes, endnotes and styles to enhance the way your document looks.


AbiWord comes in many different languages. AbiWord is available in most common and many not-so-common languages. Dictionaries exist for over 30 languages.

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What's New in AbiWord 2.9.4 Beta

* Changes:
- Continued work to make the GTK+3 port ready for Abiword 3.0
- Updated translations for 60+ languages
- Tens of bug fixes. Tables spanning multiple pages are again usable. Also, the bug that caused numbers at the beginning of paragraphs to disappear when reading an rtf file has been fixed.
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AbiWord Requirements

Operating Systems:

Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64

System Requirements:

No additional system requirements.

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