AbiWord is a rapid, open source, and full-featured word processing application. Here are some of its features:
  • A Multi-platform Application: Run under Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X
  • Slick User Interface
  • The Ability to Format Pages and Paragraphs
  • Table and Graphics (charts, shapes, etc.) Creation
  • Grammar and Spelling Correction
  • Latex Equation Editor
  • Interactive Ruler
  • Style Integration
  • Image Insertion Support (PNG, GIF, BMP, and JPEG)
  • Plugin Support
  • Multilanguage Dictionary, etc.

You can also use AbiWord to import / Export files in the following formats:
  • Microsoft Word: .doc & .dot
  • RTF (Rich Text Format)
  • TXT
  • LaTeX
  • HTML & XHTML 1.0
  • OpenDocument: (.odt)
  • Abiword: .abw
  • Abiword Template: .awt
  • GZippedAbiword: .zawb
AbiWord Installation on Ubuntu

To install AbiWord on Ubuntu, launch the terminal and issue this command:

sudo apt-get install abiword

To start AbiWord, open Applications >> Office >> AbiWord, or start it via the terminal with this command:


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