AbiWord Reviews

Windows version is old (2010)

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Abiword for Windows has not been updated since Oct-2010, due to lack of Windows developers.

Abiword for LINUX is well maintained

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Not reliable

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I tried to make a large document with this. Very unreliable. Some images never stay in the same place and aspect ratio after saving and opening, and it crashes so often (without autosave!) that in the end I had to open the file with LibreOffice (which fortunately has .abw support) just to be able to continue working.

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Remarks

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Can pull some gnome dependencies (printing is based on libgnomeprint, for example.) Compile yourself to avoid them

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If it wasn't so unstable...

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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.

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

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