AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth.
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.
- Use tables, bullets, lists, images, footnotes, endnotes and styles to enhance the way your document looks.
- AbiWord is available in most common and many not-so-common languages.
- Built-in spelling checker. Dictionaries exist for over 30 languages.
- Supports right-to-left, left-to-right, and mixed-mode text.
- Mail Merge capabilities.
- A variety of plugins can be used to extend AbiWords functionality, ranging from Document Importers to a Thesaurus, Image Importers and a Text Summarizer.
Plugins for AbiWord are available here
View the Changelog for version 2.7.4 Beta.