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Comment by kjabq
about AbiWord · Feb 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

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]

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Google Docs

Comment by EmasXP
about AbiWord · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by mistaecko
about AbiWord · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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 OpenOffice.org Writer to get the job done.

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Comment by Ramsey
about AbiWord · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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 OpenOffice.org 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!

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