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 ABIWORD(1)                      AbiWord 2.8                      ABIWORD(1)
                                 2009-12-11



 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 instead of the default ~/.AbiSuite/AbiWord.Profile to
           read and store settings.

      -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:
                lb   lx.  abw  T{ Abiword XML format (zabw for gzip, bzabw
                for bzip2 compression) T} dbk  DocBook XML doc  Microsoft
                Word binary format docx T{ Office Open XML (newer Microsoft
                Word versions) T} 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.





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 ABIWORD(1)                      AbiWord 2.8                      ABIWORD(1)
                                 2009-12-11



      --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.

 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 didnt 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.






















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