The File Extensions Database

.ABW File Extension

  • Developer by: AbiSource
  • Category: Text Files

What is an .ABW file?

.ABW is AbiWord Document

Word processing document created with AbiWord, a free word processor developed by the AbiSource community; supports rich text formatting, advanced document layouts, images, tables, lists, and footnotes.

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How to solve problems with ABW files

  • Associate the ABW file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ABW file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ABW files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ABW file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ABW is AbiWord Document. Because only the current version supports the latest ABW file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the AbiSource manufacturer website after an available .ABW is AbiWord Document update.
  • To make sure that your ABW file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.