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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-checking.


       -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

       -u PROFILE, --userprofile=PROFILE
              Use PROFILE instead of the default ~/.AbiSuite/AbiWord.Profile to  read  and  store

       -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 EXAMPLES.

              The more popular values for FORMAT include:

                     abw    Abiword XML format (zabw for gzip, bzabw for bzip2 compression)
                     dbk    DocBook XML
                     doc    Microsoft Word binary format
                     docx   Office Open XML (newer Microsoft Word versions)
                     html   Hypertext Markup Language
                     kwd    KWord
                     odt    OpenDocument Text
                     pdf    Portable Document Format
                     rtf    Rich Text Format
                     sxw Writer 1.0
                     txt    Plain text

              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 didn’t
       have a usable product when their venture  capital  was  up,  the  code  already  developed
       (namely AbiWord) was made open source.  AbiWord development was subsequently taken over by
       volunteers and is driven by the community to date.