1. NAME

abiword flexible cross-platform word processor .

2. SYNOPSIS

abiword [ OPTIONS ] [ FILENAME... ] .

3. DESCRIPTION

AbiWord is a full-featured, efficient word processing application suitable for a wide range of word processing tasks, and extensible with a variety of plugins. It integrates with

R enchant (1) to provide spell-checking. .

4. OPTIONS

  • DEBUTINLINE-g W\fRxH[+X+Y] , --geometry= W\fRxH[+X+Y]FININLINE
        Specifies window geometry at startup.
  • -E PLUGIN , --plugin= PLUGIN
        Execute the specified plugin instead of the main application.
  • --import-extension= EXT
        Import the given file as if it had extension EXT, overriding automatic file type detection.
  • -u PROFILE , --userprofile= PROFILE
        Use PROFILE instead of the default ~/.AbiSuite/AbiWord.Profile to read and store settings.
  • -t DEST , --to= DEST
        Convert the given file to another format, writing the result to DEST . The format of DEST is determined by its extension.
    See also --to=\fIFORMAT and --to-name.
  • -t FORMAT , --to= FORMAT
        Convert the given files(s) to the given format. Unless explicitly specified with --to-name, the original filename will be used (with a different extension, if necessary). See also EXAMPLES.
  • The more popular values for FORMAT include:
        .TS lb lx. abw T{ Abiword XML format (zabw for gzip, bzabw for bzip2 compression) T} dbk DocBook XML doc Microsoft Word binary format docx T{ Office Open XML (newer Microsoft Word versions) T} html Hypertext Markup Language kwd KWord odt OpenDocument Text pdf Portable Document Format rtf Rich Text Format sxw OpenOffice.org Writer 1.0 txt Plain text
  • --to-name= DEST
        Only useful in conjunction with --to= FORMAT \fR. Specifies where the converted document shall be written to.
  • --verbose= LEVEL
        Set level of verbosity [0-2], 2 giving the most detailed output.

-h, --help

    Display a short help message and exit.

--version

    Report the version of AbiWord. .

5. EXAMPLES

To convert the document example.abw to RTF: abiword --to=rtf example.abw The resulting file will be named example.rtf.

To print a document: abiword --to=ps --to-name=fd://1 FILENAME | lp .

6. REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to the Bugzilla bug tracking system at < http://bugzilla.abisource.com >.

7. SEE ALSO

R enchant (1)

8. HISTORY

AbiWord was started in 1998 by AbiSource Inc., a company founded by SourceGear corporation. The initial plan was to build a free office suite named AbiSuite, encompassing word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications. As they didn't have a usable product when their venture capital was up, the code already developed (namely AbiWord) was made open source. AbiWord development was subsequently taken over by volunteers and is driven by the community to date.