If you really need a text file made from an AbiWord documents, the easiest option would be to download the free Abiword and re-save the ABW document as TXT. This will of course just save the text, all formatting will be removed.
Convert AbiWord document to Simple text file.
We found 4 software records in the database related to .abw to .txt file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert abw to txt on Windows
A free word processing program, part of GNOME office productivity bundle
Convert from abw file format
|Yes, AbiWord supports abw file conversion as a source file type.||Yes||Yes||abw editor||Yes||No||No||No|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned abw to txt. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert abw to txt on OS X
A Mac version of the Abiword word processor
Linux/Unix software - convert abw to txt on Linux
A Linux version of the Abiword word processor
An open source word processor for Linux