The files that comprise of the ABW file format are most commonly related to the AbiWord word processing program. The AbiWord is a word procession application that has been developed by the AbiSource software community.
The ABW extension is a default document that is used by the AbiWord word processing application and is an XML based file format. The .ABW format supports the images, tables, lists, footnotes, rich text formatting and advanced document layouts. The ABW format files are similar to the Microsoft Word DOC files, however, the AbiWord application nearly runs on most of the operating system platforms.
In addition to the problem described above, i.e. the lack of the appropriate application to support the .ABW file, there may be several reasons that cause problems with opening and operation of the data format:
A quite common problem is the lack of application in the appropriate version. Even if you have an application, with the help of which you should open the .ABW file, you may have a problem with it because of its version. Perhaps in previous versions the application has not yet supported the .ABW file, so download the update and check again.
If you have already installed the appropriate application, and it is the correct version, the file may not open correctly, because the operating system does not have information that this program supports the file. So you need to "show" which program the computer should use. To do this:
It also happens that the file you want to open is corrupt and therefore there is no such possibility. In this situation, you should find its different version, or ask a person from whom you got, to send it again.