ABIWORD(1)                   General Commands Manual                  ABIWORD(1)

       abiword — flexible cross-platform word processor

       abiword [OPTIONS] [FILENAME...]

       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-

       -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 the given file as if it had extension EXT, overriding
              automatic file type detection.

       -u PROFILE, --userprofile=PROFILE
              Use PROFILE instead of the default ~/.AbiSuite/AbiWord.Profile to
              read and store settings.

       -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
                     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

              Only useful in conjunction with --to=FORMAT.  Specifies where the
              converted document shall be written to.

              Set level of verbosity [0-2], 2 giving the most detailed output.

       -h, --help
              Display a short help message and exit.

              Report the version of AbiWord.

       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

       Report bugs to the Bugzilla bug tracking system at


       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 2.8                        2009-12-11                         ABIWORD(1)