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Average score 2.67 (based on 6 votes)

given by Rain on November 22, 2006

Excellent software, the only real hiccups I have found were how it handles larger documents, you need a fast computer for them... and setting a default language that is not your System Language seems to be impossible...though you can manually do it each time...

Otherwise, a top of the line product well worth trying...

given by Anonymous on March 10, 2007

Too basic. More of a Wordpad competitor.

given by Anonymous on September 10, 2007

The only drawback is that support for ODF file format isn't mature.

given by Anonymous on July 22, 2008

Crashes on vista. Output to pdf tend is not definetly NOT WYSIWYG.

given by Josh on August 6, 2010

I've used Abiword on many Linux distros, and everytime I've used it, I have liked it less and less. I'm a student, and I use a word processor in my job, so I create rather large documents. Abiword crashes often with large files, and I learned the hard way to save often when using Abiword. For me, it isn't worth the hassel. I love's suite of applications, including Writer. I prefer it to Microsoft Office 2007! Don't waste your time with Abiword, just get OO.o.

given by Anonymous on April 9, 2011

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