Open ABW file

The most common choise: AbiWord document

How to open AbiWord document .abw files

abw file icon Have you had trouble opening the abw file on your computer? What are abw files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is abw file?

Files with abw extension are pretty much certainly documents created and saved using the AbiWord word processor.

AbiWord document description

File extension abw 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.

A typical .abw file stores documents created and saved by the AbiWord program.

The original website is no longer accessible, but you can still download the software from many sources.

Suggested software to open abw file


A free word processing program, part of GNOME office productivity bundle

AbiWord for Mac

A Mac version of the Abiword word processor

AbiWord for Linux

A Linux version of the Abiword word processor

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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