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AbiWord 2.7.8 Beta

By AbiSource Community  (Open Source)
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AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.

Multi Platform

Enjoy your favorite Word Processor on the operating system you like to use - be it Windows, Linux, QNX, FreeBSD or Solaris.

Interoperability

AbiWord is able to read and write all industry standard document types, such as OpenOffice.org documents, Microsoft Word documents, WordPerfect documents, Rich Text Format documents, HTML web pages and many more.

Advanced Document Layout

Give your document that professional, scientific or fun-to-read look using AbiWord's advanced document layout options. Use tables, bullets, lists, images, footnotes, endnotes and styles to enhance the way your document looks.

Internationalization

AbiWord comes in many different languages. AbiWord is available in most common and many not-so-common languages. Dictionaries exist for over 30 languages.

Title: AbiWord 2.7.8 Beta
Filename: abiword-setup-2.7.8.exe
File size: 7.90MB (8,279,504 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: August 2, 2009
Author: AbiSource Community
www.abisource.com
MD5 Checksum: AFDBA3C399462BF5DF5AFE9059A5C78E

Core

* Bug 10692: Hang when inserting a table over a footnote (Martin Sevior)
* Enable table line drags for embedded versions of AbiWord (Martin Sevior)
* Fix some editing issues with annotations (Martin Sevior)
* Improve the handling of documents that contain page breaks in columns (Martin Sevior)


GUI

Cross-platform

* Bug 2466: Prompt before taking over an existing bookmark's name (sum1)
* (Part of) Bug 11953: Don't list non-scalable fonts in the Linux and Mac UIs (Hubert Figuiere)
* Bug 12256: The "Help Introduction" menu item has an incorrect status bar description (sum1)
* Make some frequently-used drawing code slightly faster (Robert Wilhelm)
* Make text rendering on Linux and Mac faster (Robert Wilhelm)

Windows

* Bug 2468: Disable the OK button in the bookmark dialog when the bookmark name is empty (sum1)
* Bug 12188: Implement an "enable overwrite mode" option on Windows (sum1)


Import/Export

AbiWord

* Fix some potential issues that could lead to invalid XML in the abw exporter (sum1)

Office Open XML (docx)

* Bug 12180: OpenOffice.org can't read the docx files exported by AbiWord (Firat Kiyak)
* Add support for borderless table cells to the importer (Firat Kiyak)
* Add support for table styles to the importer (Firat Kiyak)
* Fix the exporting of page columns (Firat Kiyak)
* Fix the exporter to handle nested tables (Firat Kiyak)
* Handle overlapping bookmarks in the exporter better (Firat Kiyak)
* Import and export page margins (Firat Kiyak)
* Import page breaks (Firat Kiyak)
* Import text highlighting from docx files (Firat Kiyak)
* Improve support for bookmarks inside of tables (Firat Kiyak)
* Improve support for merged table cells in the importer (Firat Kiyak)
* Make cells inherit table backgrounds in the importer (Firat Kiyak)

OpenDocument (odt)

* Bug 11859: Span background colors are not always exported (sum1)
* Bug 12219: Missing text and image during import (Martin Sevior)
* Bug 12240: Crash when importing a document that contains equations (sum1)
* (Part of) Bug 12661: AbiWord doesn't export background images correctly (sum1)
* (Part of) Bug 12661: Prevent invalid color values in the exporter (sum1)
* (Part of) Bug 12661: Top-level text boxes are ignored during import (sum1)

RTF

* Bug 12239: Text inside of table cells is not imported with the correct alignment (Martin Sevior)


Installer

* Bug 12246: Update the copyright statements in the readme documents (sum1)
* Bug 12257: Add a Slovak dictionary option to the Windows installer (sum1)
* Remove the math plug-in from the typical installation set (Ryan Pavlik)


Internationalization

* Update the Romanian (ro-RO) translation (Lucian Constantin)
* Update the Russian (ru-RU) translation (Urmas)
* Update the Slovak (sk-SK) translation (Jaroslav Rynik)
* Update the Wolof (Senegal) (wo-SN) translation (Dominique Rochefort)


Plug-ins

Collaboration

* Bug 12248: Potential crash when importing data items while collaborating (sum1)
* Fix corrupted data packets with the Sugar and TCP back-ends (Marc Maurer)


Development

Cross-platform

* Make sure all templates are added to the source distribution (Marc Maurer)
* Package Romanian templates and profiles in the source distribution (Marc Maurer)
* Release and maintain 2.7.8 (Marc Maurer)

Windows

* Bug 12215: Fix some mismatched deallocations in Windows code (Ryan Pavlik)
* Add the OpenWriter, Paint, and S5 plug-ins to the VC++ build (Marc Maurer)

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