SO-ABI File Extension

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Cocoa AbiWord Plug-in
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What is SO-ABI file?

SO-ABI is a file extension commonly associated with Cocoa AbiWord Plug-in files. Cocoa AbiWord Plug-in specification was created by AbiSource. SO-ABI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with SO-ABI extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 140 various file formats. Users are advised to use AbiWord software for managing SO-ABI files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named AbiWord was created by The AbiSource Community. In order to find more detailed information on the software and SO-ABI files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support SO-ABI file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with SO-ABI files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with SO-ABI suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support SO-ABI file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with SO-ABI extension?

Problems with accessing SO-ABI may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Cocoa AbiWord Plug-in files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SO-ABI files.

Step 1. Download and install AbiWord

Problems with opening and working with SO-ABI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SO-ABI files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the AbiWord developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download AbiWord installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit The AbiSource Community website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of AbiWord

If you already have AbiWord installed on your systems and SO-ABI files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why SO-ABI files are not compatible with AbiWord. The most recent version of AbiWord is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Cocoa AbiWord Plug-in files with AbiWord

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SO-ABI files with latest version of AbiWord you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the SO-ABI with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the AbiWord installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SO-ABI files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SO-ABI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SO-ABI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the SO-ABI for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper SO-ABI file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the SO-ABI in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the SO-ABI is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the SO-ABI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the SO-ABI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the SO-ABI file’s structure is intact

If the SO-ABI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with SO-ABI extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Cocoa AbiWord Plug-in file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open AbiWord

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SO-ABI extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Cocoa AbiWord Plug-in files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SO-ABI files affecting older versions of given software.

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