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AbiWord is rapidly becoming a state of the art Word Processor, with lots of features useful for your daily work, personal needs, or for just some good old typing fun. This tour gives you a quick look into some of AbiWord's highlights.

Port by Anton Sokolov at OSDrawer.net . Bug reports in order to improve the quality level of the porting are welcome.

Cross Platform

Multi Platform

Enjoy your favorite Word Processor on the operating system you like to use - be it Windows, Linux, QNX, FreeBSD or Solaris.

AbiWord has been designed to integrate perfectly with the operating system it runs on. It will take advantage of the functionality provided by the system, such as image loading or printing capabilities.


Interoperability

What use is a Word Processor when you can't share your documents with your friends? 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.

Interoperability

Advanced layout

Advanced Document Layout

Give your document that professional, scientific or fun-to-read look using AbiWord's advanced document layout options. Use tables, bullets, lists, images, footnotes, endnotes and styles to enhance the way your document looks.


Internationalization

Since not everyone in the world speaks the same language, AbiWord comes in many different languages. AbiWord is available in most common and many not-so-common languages.

Make sure your document contains none of those nasty spelling errors by using AbiWord's built-in spelling checker. Dictionaries exist for over 30 languages.

AbiWord supports right-to-left, left-to-right, and mixed-mode text. This means that in addition to supporting European languages, AbiWord supports languages like Hebrew and Arabic as well.

Internationalization

Mail Merge

Mail Merge

Do you also hate writing tens of thousands form letters by hand? With AbiWord's Mail Merge capabilities, you can let AbiWord automate that job for you. Special fields inserted into a template document can automatically be replaced with data coming from a variety of sources, such as Relational Databases, Comma Separated Text files or Tabbed Text files.

To facilitate the use of AbiWord in a server environment, a powerful command line interface to AbiWord is available. This allows you to generate form letters, print documents or convert documents to any file format AbiWord supports - all from the command line!


Extensible Plugin Architecture

The main AbiWord program is very small and requires very little resources to run. This allows AbiWord to be used on systems that are not considered "State of the Art" anymore, which comes all too quickly in the IT world.

Our plugin system was designed to give AbiWord all the functionality you might expect from a modern Word Processor. A variety of plugins can be used to extend AbiWord's functionality, ranging from Document Importers to a Thesaurus, Image Importers and a Text Summarizer.

Submitted On:
09 Jul 2007
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Karl vom Dorff (karl)
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0 # Not Executable / Missing Libraries / Crashes on Startjrash 2008-10-04 04:17
When I unzip Abiword in Haiku r27828 the binary isn't executable. When I change this and try to run it on the command line it says that I need libxml2 and expat, When I install these libraries from Haikuware and launch Abiword it starts but crashes as soon as the main window appears.
 
 
0 # karl 2008-10-04 04:49
Yes, it *did run early on, but some changes made in Haiku seem to have not allowed it to run anymore. It likely needs to be recompiled. Your best bet would be to contact the porter about a new release...

dev.osdrawer.net/projects/abiword/
 
 
0 # jrash 2008-10-04 06:49
Thanks!
 
 
+1 # OsDrawer have new cms :)atomozero 2008-10-09 06:15
http://dev.osdrawer.net/projects/show/abiword
 
 
+1 # sjusen 2008-11-10 16:45
I opened this ticket 2 weeks ago http://dev.osdrawer.net/issues/show/159
 
 
+1 # sjusen 2009-03-25 14:27
This is Resolved in the SVN of abiword on osdrawer.
 
 
+1 # New Portihatewindows 2009-11-11 13:50
Does anyone have a working copy of this? I badly need it for typing up cover letters, reports, etc. I don't want to go back to Windows... EVER! Or maybe you can recommend another program that will work.
 
 
0 # stillpistooli 2010-05-28 01:09
crashes on Alpha 2

interesting, that the old R5 binary of AbiSuite 0.7 starts just fine, but does not recognize any keyboard, mouse, menus are fine. sad indeed.
 
 
+1 # Requested updateandrewzx1 2010-05-29 13:41
I sent an update request to admin at osdrawer.net and also filed a report with AbiWord:
http://bugzilla.abisource.com/show_bug.cgi?id=12756
 
 
+1 # RE: Requested updateandrewzx1 2011-05-02 12:09
I take this response as a 'no':
Quote:
------- Comment #1 from 2011-05-01 10:47 ------- Sorry, but as 1 of 3 Haiku users worldwide you have to do it yourself and not annoy grown-ups with your alpha-versions of toy systems.
 
 
+1 # RE: RE: Requested updatekarl 2011-05-02 14:30
ouch.
 
 
0 # RE: RE: Requested updatemichaelvoliveira 2011-05-02 17:34
.. And we don't need of a gnome-based poor text editor, the last option into *giant* Linux Desktop market

Ported KOffice >>>>>>>>>>> Abi(tch)word

We could do something like Beam for OSX

faster and simple

www.bean-osx.com/Bean.html
 
 
0 # RE: RE: Requested updatemichaelvoliveira 2011-05-02 18:01
I know that Haiku devs have 'real life' as we are too, but one year and 3 months without a single alpha release is unforgivable..

watching closely, in this meantime don't was added enourmous changes from Alpha 2, but it's more stable..
 
 
+1 # RE: RE: Requested updatethatguy 2011-05-02 20:39
Quoting andrewzx1:
I take this response as a 'no':
Quote:
------- Comment #1 from 2011-05-01 10:47 ------- Sorry, but as 1 of 3 Haiku users worldwide you have to do it yourself and not annoy grown-ups with your alpha-versions of toy systems.



Wow, thats a pretty dick thing to say. What a douchbag.

Maybe its time to fire the abiword port back at them and just kill the software. Its crap anyways.
 
 
+1 # RE: RE: RE: Requested updatemichaelvoliveira 2011-05-02 21:09
Let's improve LyX,

 
 
+1 # RE: RE: RE: RE: Requested updatestreakx 2011-05-03 12:14
Nice, Michael. Upload it onto HW.
 
 
0 # RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Requested updatemichaelvoliveira 2011-05-16 20:36
Is not stable yet.. but if you wants to give a try:

dl.dropbox.com/u/27175540/lyx.7z

* Dispite some missing template errors, is very functional

* The text area is not clickable: there's a bug into MouseClickEvent class (20 lines of code). Maybe Qt guys could help to fix it (3DEyes **hint** **hint**)
 
 
+1 # RE: AbiWordtonestone57 2011-05-03 15:17
Quoting andrewzx1:
I take this response as a 'no':
Quote:
------- Comment #1 from 2011-05-01 10:47 ------- Sorry, but as 1 of 3 Haiku users worldwide you have to do it yourself and not annoy grown-ups with your alpha-versions of toy systems.


That comment comes off strong but makes sense. Most software is written for Windows, Linux (GTK or KDE) or MacOS X. Those are the popular and mainstream OSes used today. All other alternative (or niche) OSes do not matter to application developers.

Developers do not want to do the extra programming work to get some program working on Haiku. If they do not use Haiku or consider it very niche OS (few users) then why would or should they spend time porting software over? This attitude may change later with R1 release but I am not really sure.

Better to look for Qt versions of software. Most Qt software requires little to no changes to work on Haiku.
 
 
+1 # RE: RE: AbiWordthatguy 2011-05-03 17:02
Quoting tonestone57:
Quoting andrewzx1:
I take this response as a 'no':
Quote:
------- Comment #1 from 2011-05-01 10:47 ------- Sorry, but as 1 of 3 Haiku users worldwide you have to do it yourself and not annoy grown-ups with your alpha-versions of toy systems.


That comment comes off strong but makes sense. Most software is written for Windows, Linux (GTK or KDE) or MacOS X. Those are the popular and mainstream OSes used today. All other alternative (or niche) OSes do not matter to application developers.

Developers do not want to do the extra programming work to get some program working on Haiku. If they do not use Haiku or consider it very niche OS (few users) then why would or should they spend time porting software over? This attitude may change later with R1 release but I am not really sure.

Better to look for Qt versions of software. Most Qt software requires little to no changes to work on Haiku.



The comment comes off as rude and childish.

A simple

We have no interest in maintaing or updating Abiword for Haiku at this time

Would have been sufficient. That comment was intentionally belittling.

It shows why abiword is a noname word processor. I hadn't even heard of it before I saw it on haikuware. I see that attitude alot in the open source community. Point is, who cares. being reasonable and having a reasonable discussion are about being adult.

Not acting like a pimple face teenager living in your parents basement at 40.
 
 
0 # RE: AbiWorddra_man 2011-10-04 18:07
This is a shame. I really like Abiword.
 


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