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Create Your Word Document with Abiword

February 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Most computing jobs cover typing or filing and you cannot type your documents or files without word processor. The major word processor you have really known is Microsoft Word with its useful features or menus and it has become the most-used computer program. Microsoft Word helps you so much to get your typing jobs finished. However, right now a new competent free word processor that has function like Microsoft Word is available for you, called AbiWord 2.8.2.

AbiWord 2.8.2 has similar utilities to Microsoft Word. In detail, besides the similar design and layout, you will be able to open the common documents format like Word (.doc), rich, and plain text. This compatibility is good advantage you can get. Moreover, other file formats that are compatible with AbiWord are WordPerfect, Microsoft Write, and also a range of Psion and Palm formats.

Images can bring slight difference to your document and sometimes inserting images is necessary. Thus, what is more interesting about this software is that you will be able to insert images – limited to BMP and PNG only – into the document if you want to add illustration to your writing. Besides that, your document can be saved as web pages and you can apply the comprehensive text formatting.

Even though it is not as complete as Microsoft Word, AbiWord is supported with the tools to help you in to find certain word’s meaning like dictionaries or translation tools. You can adjust the inserted image with image editing, or else you can enrich your writing vocabularies with thesaurus that provides you many words’ synonyms or antonyms.

However, there are some fallbacks in using AbiWord. Unlike Microsoft Word, you will not be able to insert tables within the document. You also cannot create any 3D pictures since AbiWord doesn’t support this.

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