AbiWord: The little word processor that could
Oct 17, 2013, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell James)
AbiWord is a lightweight, Free Software word processor designed to run on any platform and to support any data format. To date, it runs on an impressive number of operating systems, including: Windows, GNU, Mac OS X, the BSDs, and many other Unixoids. And it supports an equally impressive number of formats, in addition to it's native .abw format, it can read and write to MS Word, Open Document Text, HTML, RTF, plain text, Latex, ePub, and a large number of other formats -- easily making it one of the most flexible word processors around. Plus, it's modular, extensible design makes it easy for developers to build and add plug-ins to support new formats as they come along, ensuring that it always stays abreast of the latest technical trends in word processing.