Individual Office Programs

This chapter is a collection of independent projects that can be installed based on specific needs. Together, they create a respectable office suite. While they may be lacking in user interface consistency, they excel in doing one thing and doing it well.


Introduction to AbiWord

The AbiWord package contains a word processing application. This is useful for writing reports, letters and other formatted documents.

Package information

AbiWord dependencies


libglade-2.3.6 and FriBidi

Installation of AbiWord

Install AbiWord by running the following commands:

cd abi &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make &&
make install &&
cp ../abiword-docs/man/abiword.8 /usr/share/man/man8 &&
cp -rf ../abiword-docs/help /usr/share/doc/abiword


The AbiWord package contains abiword, and ttftool.



abiword is a symlink to the main AbiWord executable. generates support files required by AbiWord for each TrueType font in a given directory.


ttftool is an utility for processing TrueType fonts.