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}}AbiWord ({{IPAc-en|ˈ|æ|b|i|w|ɜr|d}}) is a free and open-source software word processor. It was originally written in C++ and since version 3 it is based on GTK+ 3. The name "AbiWord" is derived from the root of the Spanish word "(wikt:en:abierto#Spanish|abierto)", meaning "open".Project Mascot Abi the Ant. Page explains "Abi" is pronounced just like "Abby".AbiWord was originally started by SourceGear Corporation as the first part of a proposed AbiSuite but was adopted by open source developers after SourceGear changed its business focus and ceased development. It now runs on Linux, ReactOS, Solaris, AmigaOS 4.0 (through its Cygnix X11 engine), MeeGo (on the Nokia N9 smartphone), Maemo (on the Nokia N810) QNX and other operating systems. Development of a version for Microsoft Windows has ended due to lack of maintainers (the latest released versions are 2.8.6 and 2.9.4 betaweblink macOS port has remained on version 2.4 since 2005,{{Citation
| author = Francis James Franklin
| title = fjf's (Cocoa) AbiWord for Mac (MacOSX)
| date = 2005-09-11
| url =weblink
| accessdate = 2010-05-22| archiveurl=weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20100605114752weblink">weblink| archivedate= 5 June 2010 | deadurl= no}}
although the current version does run non-natively on macOS through XQuartz.
AbiWord is part of the AbiSource project which develops a number of office-related technologies.WEB,weblink AbiSource Projects, 2011-09-22, AbiSource, 2011-09-22, The software is available on Android devices as part of the Debian noroot package from the Google Play Store.WEB,weblink Debian noroot on Google Play, Google Play, 2012-09-22, 2012-12-24,

Features

AbiWord supports both basic word processing features such as lists, indents and character formats, and more sophisticated features including tables, styles, page headers and footers, footnotes, templates, multiple views, page columns, spell checking, and grammar checking.WEB,weblink AbiWord beats OpenOffice to a Grammar Checker, 2005-10-15, Slashdot, "The recently released AbiWord-2.4...is the first Free Word Processor to offer an integrated Grammar Checker", 2007-11-23, Starting with version 2.8.0, AbiWord includes a collaboration plugin that allows integration with AbiCollab.net, a Web-based service that permits multiple users to work on the same document in real time, in full synchronization. The Presentation view of AbiWord, which permits easy display of presentations created in AbiWord on "screen-sized" pages, is another feature not often found in word processors.

Interface

AbiWord generally works similarly to classic versions (pre-Office 2007) of Microsoft Word, as direct ease of migration was a high priority early goal. While many interface similarities remain, cloning the Word interface is no longer a top priority. The interface is intended to follow user interface guidelines for each respective platform.

File formats

AbiWord comes with several import and export filters providing a partial support for such formats as HTML, Microsoft Word (.doc), Office Open XML (.docx),WEB,weblink AbiWord v2.6.0 Released, www.abisource.com, 2008-03-24weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080401162119weblink">weblink> archivedate= 1 April 2008, no, WEB,weblink AbiWord v2.6.5 Changelog, www.abisource.com, 2008-12-19weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20081217104337weblink">weblink> archivedate= 17 December 2008 OpenDocument>OpenDocument Text (.odt), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and text documents (.txt). LaTeX is supported for export only. Plug-in filters are available to deal with many other formats, notably WordPerfect documents. The native file format, .abw, uses XML, so as to mitigate vendor lock-in concerns with respect to interoperability and digital archiving.

Grammar checking

The AbiWord project includes a US English-only grammar checking plugin using Link Grammar. AbiWord had grammar checking before any other open source word processor, although a grammar checker was later added to OpenOffice.org. Link Grammar is both a theory of syntax and an open source parser which is now{{When|date=May 2010}} developed by the AbiWord project.

See also

References

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External links

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