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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 suit-
       able 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 au-
	      tomatic 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 explic-
	      itly specified with --to-name, the  original  filename  will  be
	      used  (with a different extension, if necessary).	See also EXAM-
	      PLES.

	      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  con-
	      figuration  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  Abi-
       Word) 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)

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