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  • Need a Free Word Processor? Try AbiWord

    AbiWord is a free word processing application that works the same way as Microsoft Word. It is ideal for typing letters, reports, memos, papers and any other document that can be done on Microsoft Word. AbiWord features a good-looking and highly functional interface and also has additional plug-ins that can be installed to improve the program. It also comes with a spell checker, auto-text macros and the option to save your document, as a webpage is also available. This is one of the best open-source programs that can be used as an alternative to commercial word processing software’s in the market.

    AbiWord is designed to work flawlessly with whatever operating system you have. It has versions for Windows, Linux and MacOSX. One of the first things you will notice with this word processor is that it feels just like MS Word which most of us are used to. Menus and tool-bars are almost located in the same area that they are in Word.

    One flaw that I have noticed is that AbiWord would sometimes show distortion is some characters and/or changes in the size of the letters when the text is selected. On the other hand, AbiWord features a grammar checker as well as mail merge, which allows you to automatically format pages with data found in a database file.

    Overall, I can say that AbiWord is a great program that can allow you to create documents for free without even having to buy a license for a commercial word processor. It is very easy to use with a lot of useful features. As of this writing, AbiWord still have some flaws that can be improved over time. Future versions and updates in the coming months may bring about improvement that will make this the best free word processor available.

    You may download AbiWord for Windows

    and AbiWord for Mac

    Rating: ★★★★☆ 

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