Software Update: AbiWord 2.7.4

The AbiSource community has released a new development version of what will eventually be version 2.8 of AbiWord for the second time in less than a week. AbiWord is an open source word processor for Windows and Linux. The program is able to open and edit various document formats, including those from Microsoft Word, and Wordperfect, plus regular RTF documents. Furthermore, the functionality of Abiword can be extended with plugins and dictionaries extensive. Below are the changes made in this release:


  • Bug 12125: Crash when printing documents twice (Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 12127: Incorrect page size when printing more than one page (Marc Maurer)
  • Improve the layout and printing of complex Word documents (Martin Sevior)


  • Fix a GLib warning in the graphics code (Hubert Figuiere)


  • Fix the insertion of ‘p’ characters (Hubert Figuiere)


  • Fix a font mix-up to make tables of contents and lists print as they appear on screen (Marc Maurer)


  • Update the Slovak (sk-SK) translation (Jaroslav Rynik)


  • Bug 12128: Crash when closing a collaborative document (Marc Maurer)


  • Add an mwindows flag to the MinGW build (Fridrich Strba)
  • Document some layout functions (Marc Maurer)
  • Fix a Maemo 4.0 header compilation issue (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Release and maintain 2.7.4 (Marc Maurer)
  • Replace AC_CANONICAL_TARGET with AC_CANONICAL_HOST in the configure script (Fridrich Strba)

Version number 2.7.4
Release status unstable
Operating systems Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
Website Abisource Community
File size 7.58MB
License type GPL