AbiWord iconAbiWord 2.8.6 / 2.9.4 Beta

A free and open-source word processing application that provides the necessary tools to write papers, reports, letters, memos and other text documents
AbiWord is a straightforward OS X application that enables you to easily and effortlessly perform various word processing tasks.

AbiWord comes with a user-friendly interface that resembles the one offered by Microsoft Word.

Thanks to the integration of the AbiCollab.net web service, users will be able to store documents online and share them with your friends, family and co-workers.

What is more, AbiWord enables you to perform format conversion on the fly and collaborate with more than one users on a document of your choice at the same time.

AbiWord is cross-platform application that can be run on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.

Main features:

  • Intuitive interface
  • Support for a wide variety of documents including HTML web pages
  • Extensible Plugin Architecture

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Editor's Review
last updated on:
November 28th, 2012, 2:59 GMT
file size:
10.4 MB
developed by:
AbiSource Community
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
binary format:
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What's New in version 2.9.4 Beta
  • CORE:
  • Skip over footnotes when formatting a text span. Only format main text (bugs 5046 & 12496) (Simon Larochelle)
  • Fix bug 7274: set caret position correctly after deleting a footnote (Simon Larochelle)
  • Fix bug 12496: when applying style to a block, do not remove char styles. Also do not touch embedded structures and only remove span properties that were unnecessary with the old style. (Simon Larochelle)
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