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Comment by kjabq
about AbiWord · Feb 2015 ·

it worked fine when using Win7 but is very unstable on Win8.1. Saved docs are jumbled when reloaded. Will have to find another lite writer. Their website says that at present, there is nobody working on the windows application, they seem to be concentrating on Linux

[Edited by kjabq, February 16]


If it wasn't so unstable...

about AbiWord · ·

It's very unstable (buggy) at least on my x64 system. It seems to leak memory or something, because while working with larger files it freezes, refuses to work, corrupts files, crashes.

Don't use it for files longer than few pages. It may corrupt your work.


Google Docs

Comment by EmasXP
about AbiWord · Jul 2011 ·

If it wasn't for Google Docs, this would be my word processor of choice.


If you need styles and (automatically) numbered headlines, ...

Comment by mistaecko
about AbiWord · Jun 2011 ·

If you need styles and (automatically) numbered headlines, AbiWord is not for you. I found support for styles in AbiWord to be very basic, inconvenient, inefficient and buggy to work with. I couldn't get numbered headlines to work at all, which is a must-have feature for me.
During my short test drive with AbiWord I encountered several other erroneous behaviors that made my experience with AbiWord a disappointing one. Not sure if AbiWord has problems with Windows 7 64bit or my specific system, but it definitely didn't work for me.
I turned to Writer to get the job done.


My word processor of choice! It has all the features I need ...

Comment by Ramsey
about AbiWord · Jun 2011 ·

My word processor of choice! It has all the features I need and none I don't, and it's very fast and easy to use! I used Writer before switching to AbiWord. As much as I love Writer, it just seems like overkill and was terribly slow for what I needed it for.
I highly recommend AbiWord for home users!