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AbiWord

Abiword is the default word processor in many versions on Puppy. It is part of the GNOME Office suite of programs. Not to be be confused with simpler text editors like Geany.
LibreOffice may be more suitable if you require an advanced office suite.
AbiWord is capable of many wordprocessing tasks. It can open most industry standard document types, such as OpenOffice, MS Word, WordPerfect, Rich Text Format and HTML. It can save most formats, but can not save in MS Word binary .doc format.

Installation
AbiWord is included in most Puppies.
Puppy Menu > Document > Document/Publishing > AbiWord
or
Clicking on Write on the Desktop (when set as default word processor)

Where not included or to update use an appropriate package:
abiword-portable-3.0.0.tar.gz version for Precise and Slacko, packaged by Shinobar.

Missing library
The library libaspell has been over looked in some Puppy versions. This can be corrected this installing:
libaspell15-0.60.6-10.pet package (thread), more info in the discussion (thread).


Limitations
Abiword is okay for small documents but becomes unreliable after documents get bigger than about fifteen pages.
It may also problems exporting PDFs

Also on the Wiki
Using Abiword - more information about the program.
Using Abiword with Puppy 1
LibreOffice - suite by the Document Foundation
OpenOffice - suite by Apache
Ooo4Kids - cut down suite for children
OooLight - lightweight word-processor


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References


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