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NAME

       abiword — flexible cross-platform word processor

SYNOPSIS

       abiword [OPTIONS] [FILENAME...]

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       -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-extension=EXT
              Import  the  given  file as if it had extension EXT, overriding automatic file type
              detection.

       -u PROFILE, --userprofile=PROFILE
              Use   PROFILE   to   read   and   store   settings   instead   of    the    default
              XDG_CONFIG_HOME/abiword/profile.

       -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    OpenOffice.org Writer 1.0
                     txt    Plain text

       --to-name=DEST
              Only useful  in  conjunction  with  --to=FORMAT.   Specifies  where  the  converted
              document shall be written to.

       --verbose=LEVEL
              Set level of verbosity [0-2], 2 giving the most detailed output.

       -h, --help
              Display a short help message and exit.

       --version
              Report the version of AbiWord.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       HOME   Defines the user's home directory.

       XDG_CONFIG_HOME
              Defines  the  base  directory  relative  to which user specific configuration files
              should be stored. (See the XDG Base Directory Specification for details.)

FILES

       XDG_CONFIG_HOME/abiword/profile
              The default user profile file. (If XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not set  or  empty,  a
              default equal to HOME/.config will be used.)

EXAMPLES

       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

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to the Bugzilla bug tracking system at <http://bugzilla.abisource.com>.

SEE ALSO

       enchant(1)

HISTORY

       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.