abiword — flexible cross-platform word processor
abiword [OPTIONS] [FILENAME...]
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 enchant(1) to provide spell-
-g WxH[+X+Y], --geometry=WxH[+X+Y]
Specifies window geometry at startup.
-E PLUGIN, --plugin=PLUGIN
Execute the specified plugin instead of the main application.
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=FORMAT 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
The more popular values for FORMAT include:
Only useful in conjunction with --to=FORMAT. Specifies where
the converted document shall be written to.
Set level of verbosity [0-2], 2 giving the most detailed output.
Display a short help message and exit.
Report the version of AbiWord.
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
Report bugs to the Bugzilla bug tracking system at
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 didnâalready developed (namely
AbiWord) was made open source. AbiWord development was subsequently
taken over by volunteers and is driven by the community to date.