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       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.

       -h, --help
              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.