Welcome to AbiWord!

AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.

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Our latest stable release is version 3.0.2. It's available for a number of languages and operating systems. Release Notes | Changelog | Download.
Please note Windows users: Due to lack of Windows developers on the project, there is no longer a version available for download.
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AbiWord is a great word processor, and has attracted a lot of attention. We've assembled a collection of the many reviews that people have written about AbiWord.


Oct 20, 2016
AbiWord 3.0.2 has been released. Provides many bug fixes.
Read the release announcement here.

Dec 23, 2014
AbiWord 3.0.1 has been released. Provides many bug fixes.
Read the release announcement here.

Oct 13, 2013
AbiWord 3.0 has been released! Now with Gtk+ 3.0 support on Linux, ePub export, and a large number of bug fixes. Sorry at the time there is no Windows installer available.
Read the release announcement here.


April, 2010
Enchant 1.6.0 has been released. Enchant is a new cross-platform abstract layer to spellchecking. Enchant has been proposed to be a Freedesktop.org standard.

About AbiWord

AbiWord has been created by a worldwide group of volunteers and currently supports many languages.

AbiWord is Free Software licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL), which means that you will always have the freedom to use it, make copies of it, and improve it. You are encouraged to make use of these freedoms and share the program with your family and friends!