AbiWord - the underestimated word processor

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    Here's something cute:

    An article introducing AbiWord, a powerful, lightweight, cross-platform word processor with many rich features, including plugins, DOCX and WordPerfect support, Computer Modern (LaTeX) fonts, right-to-left language support, equation editor, and more.

    AbiWord is a tiny, phenomenal surprise. You must try it.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/abiword.html


    Regards,
    Mrk
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    Mrkvonic, excellent article, as always. As a AbiWord Portable user, the fact that this light application could open MS Word 2007 .docx files made it a keeper for me!
     
  3. Rmus

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    Thanks, Mrk, for the article. A product certainly worth considering!

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  4. Saraceno

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    Don't mind AbiWord at all. Good program. :thumb:

    I've had problems with this and OpenOffice with the dictionary files being non-US. I want to use the US dictionary, but even when selected (in OpenOffice as well), the program doesn't give any spell check. Must have something to do with local system settings, might have to set those to US as well.

    Another program you might be interested in Mrkvonic, is Jarte:
    http://www.jarte.com/features.html - best feature for me is turning a document from formatting to plain text at a click of a button. Good for basic html work or stripping back a Word document. Handles me dragging-and-dropping a several hundred page text document, in a couple of seconds.

    Review and portablefreeware link/comments
     
  5. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

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    How good is this program with opening office2007 formats? This is the most ciritical feature as most of my friends send me files in docx.
     
  6. Threedog

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    Thanks Mrk. This is truly a little gem. Installed and tried it out tonite and was really impressed.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

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    Try and see for yourself :)
    Mrk
     
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