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AbiWord 2.8.6


There is nothing impressive, which we can say about the application interface. But the goal of this product is to be a word processor, not a beauty quin. The overall look is like the first MS Word editions. The developer could use some more colors for the icons. There are only four toolbars, but for general use who needs more.

The menus on the top provides all the functionality you need to create your text document. New, Open, Save, Print, Properties form the File menu, Cut, Copy, Paste, Clear, Select All form the Edit menu, Break, Header/Footer, Table, Text box, Symbol, Picture from the Insert menu, Word count, Google search, Revisions, Annotations, Plug-ins from the Tools menu are some of the many similar with the MS Office functions.

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Basic Operations

If you want to read how to format your text, paragraphs and edit the document, better check the help tutorial. If you already do not know how to use most of the program functions. It is good to say, that you can Save your document under different file formats including DOC, DOCX, HTML, RTF, TXT, ODT, SXW or the program's AWT. In this way you can open your own documents. From the Preferences window the Units, Screen color, language, auto save, spelling, smart quotes and more can be customized. 


AbiWord is a wonderful product and draws in more and more new users around the globe. Because it is created from a world wide group of volunteers, it supports many operating systems and languages. The GNU Free Software will always guarantee you, that this product will be offered to be used unlimited number of times and can be copied and reproduced. So you are welcome to the AbiWord's world and can invite your family and friends as well.


  • Freeware product
  • Lots of functions and features
  • Quick learning curve
  • Multilingual spellchecker


  • No PDF support
  • The interface looks aged
Reviewed by: Evgeni Vasilev

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