abiword

ABIWORD(1)                  General Commands Manual                 ABIWORD(1)



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 to read and store settings instead of the default
              XDG_CONFIG_HOME/abiword/profile.

       -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:

                     abw    Abiword XML format (zabw for gzip, bzabw for bzip2
                            compression)
                     dbk    DocBook XML
                     doc    Microsoft Word binary format
                     docx   Office Open XML (newer Microsoft Word versions)
                     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.

       --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.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       HOME   Defines the user's home directory.

       XDG_CONFIG_HOME
              Defines the base directory relative to which user specific
              configuration files should be stored. (See the XDG Base
              Directory Specification for details.)

FILES
       XDG_CONFIG_HOME/abiword/profile
              The default user profile file. (If XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not
              set or empty, a default equal to HOME/.config will be used.)

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 didn't 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.



AbiWord 2.9                       2012-04-26                        ABIWORD(1)