ABW file extension is used by AbiWordword processing software program. The documents created and saved by AbiWord software application are stored in the format of ABW. It is free word processing software which allows processing of documents based on XML format.
The document created by AbiWord software application can contain rich text, images, tables, footnotes and lists. The user interface is somehow similar to MS Word but the application has one advantage over MS Word that is it can run on any operating system unlike MS Word. The saving method and technique used to save ABW files is similar to that of DOC files.
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the ABW extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of ABW file conversion to a different format.
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the ABW file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the ABW file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the ABW file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the ABW file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the ABW file should be solved.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the ABW file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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