AbiWord Portable v2.8.6 Rev 3

webfork on 22 Jun 2016
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  • Suggested by Barrette

AbiWord is a fast, basic word processor with live collaboration capabilities and broad file support. Includes support for tables, images, equations, fonts, paragraph settings, print options, etc. Drawn from a cross-platform code base, the program can open and save to a wide variety of file types including Word (.doc and .docx files), OpenOffice, and many more. Includes writing collaboration with other AbiWord users over the internet using the free AbiCollab.net site or a direct IP connection.

AbiWord Portable is a version from PortableApps.com. X-AbiWord is also available.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AbiWordPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice (Writer)
What's new? Core:
  • Enable selections within table cells that span a whole page or more
  • Make sure g_thread_init is called before any other glib function, and remove a redundant gtk_init call

  • Bug 9329: AbiWord uses the old auto save interval instead of the new one
  • Bug 11822: Auto save no longer works
  • Bug 11972: Table of Contents numbering style is not properly reset
  • Fix a memory leak in the Save As dialog
  • Bug 11764: Prevent an assert when using SCIM
  • Bug 11959: AbiWord crashes when opening the Select Revisions dialog
  • Bug 11974: Use a C++ callback to prevent uninitialized value errors in the Save As dialog
  • Bug 11974: Prevent invalid reads in the renderer by working around a bug in Pango
  • Bug 11975: File names are escaped when changing export type in the Save As dialog
  • Add the ability to render pages as images in the AbiWidget
  • Fix some memory leaks in the Pango renderer
  • Fix some memory leaks in the toolbar code
  • Update the Python bindings and examples to support the new render_page_to_image method

Office OpenXML:
  • Bug 11987: OpenXML exporter saves invalid XML characters
  • Bug 11358: Default table cell properties are not exported
  • Bug 11863: Table formatting is lost during export
  • Bug 11938: Text box formatting is lost during import
  • Bug 11939: Framed images inside of text boxes are not imported
  • Bug 11941: Table cell border colors are not properly exported
  • Bug 9643: Memory leak when importing lists
  • Bug 11971: Import inline style information from <pre> elements
  • Bug 11971: Import line-height values from XHTML files

  • Don't unref used scalar data

14 comments on AbiWord Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

JohnTHaller 2011-11-13 17:17

juvera: 2.9.1 is a development test, not a stable release. That's why PortableApps.com has the 2.8.x version listed as primary and then 2.9.x as a test for users to try out. PortableFreeware.com doesn't list development tests.


juvera 2011-11-12 14:21

Version 2.9.1 is available at sourceforge:

Sorry for posting this here.
This website is not really easy to navigate.
I can't find page for submitting notifications of updates or new products. It could be useful to have a direct link for submissions in the home page.


webfork 2011-01-10 21:57

darkest: Abiword's image support isn't great. I recommend SoftMaker Office (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1463).

Midtones 2011-01-10 16:21

Hello " darkest". I got the same problem. There was same changes between v.2.86 and v.2.6.8.
On my pc AbiWord_Portable_2.6.8_MultiLang.paf works like it suppose to.

darkest 2010-11-05 19:58

This is no good if it opens the files odt or doc it doesn't open them correct or without pictures. I prefer openoffice it isn't that fast, but it works good.

KingMudkip 2009-10-18 15:53

I actually prefer this to Tomahawk because a) it supports .doc files, and b) my Linux dev (Puppy) uses it.

Torben 2008-12-08 05:33

The new version 2.6.5 do not work with WinME. If you have WinME you must use the older version 2.4.6. So if you think you have to use your portable AbiWord on a Windows ME machine, be sure you get version 2.4.6.

k1976 2008-12-07 04:00

Why it does not have Print Preview? Operating on tables is unstable. Probably it cannot make a table outlining invisible which I use some time when I try to manage document outlook.

a 2008-09-15 09:23

Grammar Checking Doesn't Work For For Me Either but spell checking does.

Lyx 2008-09-13 03:43

I'd like to like this app, if it weren't that each version has been randomly crashing so far on windows on my XP box. I'm currently running openoffice and would like to switch to something more lightweight and simple. But whenever i try a current abiword or gnumeric version, i get the same experience: instability and unreliability.

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