Software Update: AbiWord 2.7.9

The AbiSource community has released a new development version of what will eventually be version 2.8 of AbiWord. 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:

The changes from v2.7.8 to v2.7.9 include, amongst others:

  • Allow the sharing of documents on directly from within AbiWord (as opposed to using the web application).
  • Fix a number of complex script (such as Nepalese or Arabic) shaping problems. There still are some known issues when selecting complex text.
  • Speed ​​up the editing of documents that contain many textboxes.

This release carries no full changelog. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Version number 2.7.9
Release status unstable
Operating systems Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
Website Abisource Community
File size 7.92MB
License type GPL