Files with abw file extension can be typically found as documents created and saved using the AbiWord word processor.

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Software that open abw file

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ABW file extension - AbiWord document

What is abw file? How to open abw files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

abw file icon: abw filetype icon

The abw file extension is associated with AbiWord, a word processing program for Microsoft Windows, OS X (macOS) and Linux operating systems, developed and maintained by the Abisource community.

The abw file stores document created and saved in the program.

Updated: November 21, 2019

The default software associated to open abw file:

AbiWord icon

AbiWord  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
The AbiSource Community

AbiWord is a free cross-platform word processor that is part of GNOME office suite. AbiWord is unique among word processors in its drive to become a fully cross-platform word processor.

AbiWord for Mac icon

AbiWord for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
The AbiSource Community

AbiWord is a popular, open-source word processor and text editor that is available mainly for Windows and Linux, but there is also version for Mac. It is a native port with slightly slower update cycle.

AbiWord for Linux icon

AbiWord for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The AbiSource Community

AbiWord is a popular, open-source word processor and text editor that is available mainly for Windows and Linux.

Help how to open:

Primarly use AbiWord to open and work with *.abw documents. Some other programs like KWord may also support *.abw as well.

How to convert:

You can open *.abw files in AbiWord and save them to some other document formats.

Find conversions from abw file:

abw to doc

abw to docx

abw to kwd

abw to odt

abw to pdf

abw to rtf

abw to txt

Find converter to abw file type:

doc to abw

docx to abw

dot to abw

dotm to abw

kwd to abw

odt to abw

txt to abw

File identification strings:

HEX code: 3C 3F 78 6D 6C 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D 22 31 2E
ASCII code: ?xml version=

List of software applications associated to the .abw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open abw file, edit abw file, convert abw file, view abw file, play abw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting abw files.

Software that open abw file - AbiWord document

Programs supporting the exension abw on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open abw file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with abw file by default:
AbiWord for Linux small icon AbiWord for Linux
Other suggested software:
KWord small icon KWord

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