Tired of paying megabucks for Microsoft Office when all you need
is a good, solid word processor? Then you’re in luck.
If your word processing chores are straightforward, you’ll want
this freebie. AbiWord features a simple interface; you won’t need
to spend hours trying to wrangle your way through ribbons or
What you need is right in front of you–simple icons and menus
across the top of the page, with no clutter. You’ll most likely be
surprised by the amount of features this free word processor packs
in. For example, AbiWord handles: images; mail merges; and
insertion of page numbers, date and time, and other auto text. It
has some very nice tools for handling tables.
Be aware that there are some drawbacks to the program. It won’t
handle the newest .docx Office file format, for example. But if you
use AbiWord enough, you’ll find that it’s not just a money-saver,
but a time-saver as well, because of its utter simplicity.