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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-checking.


-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

-u PROFILE, --userprofile=PROFILE
Use PROFILE to read and store settings instead of the default

-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.

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

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.


HOME Defines the user's home directory.

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

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