Friday, April 13, 2007

AbiWord -My Favourite Word Processor!

Abiword is a free wordprocessing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is able to run on the most popular operating system such as Microsoft Windows, Linux/Unix, MacOSX, Solaris. This program was designed to take advantage of the unique features that these operating systems offer.

Abiword is able to read and write the most standart file types sych as, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Rich Text Format and HTML web pages and many other.

Abiword supports "all" known layout options such as tables, bullets, lists, images, footnotes and endnotes....Dictionaries exist for over 30 languages, and that makes the spellchecker very powerfull tool. 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.

Mail Merge

With Abiword you can automate the process of sending tens, hundreds or even thousands of emails, with its mail merging features. You can set up a template document with special fields, which will be automaticaly replaced with data coming from different sources, for example databases, comma separated text files or tabbed text files.

Abiword is designed to be very lightweight and run on very "old" machines. Its functionality could be extended with plugins. They offer very cool features.

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