Download AbiWord 2.5.2 beta

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AbiWord developer Anonymous: 93114 points us to a new version of the word processor: “After a long time of silence, we are really trying again to release new development releases with some regularity. This time AbiWord 2.5.2 is up to date. turn. The most interesting additions are import filters for OpenXML files and a Windows port of the ‘collaboration’ plug-in. This is an extension for AbiWord that allows multiple people to work on the same document at the same time; a technology that we are developing for the ‘One Laptop Per Child’ project, among others.” AbiWord is a word processor whose greatest strength is its compatibility with the most diverse text file formats. The program also runs on many different operating systems.

The changes from v2.5.1 to v2.5.2 include, amongst others:

  • The addition of a new experimental OpenXML import filter
  • A Windows port of the experimental AbiWord Collaboration plugin
  • Improved start-up time on Windows systems
  • Support for native Windows Vista menus
  • Allow dragging and dropping images in and out of AbiWord (Unix)
  • Quite a few improvements to the OpenDocument filter
  • Improved RTF import filter (it handles fields now for example)
  • Improved LaTeX equation input support
  • Fast image previews in the Image dialog, even for huge images (Unix)

[break]AbiWord 2.5.2 with collabration plugin | Click for a larger image

Version number 2.5.2 beta
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
Website AbiSource
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File size

5.86MB

License type GPL
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