AbiWord v2.7.2 Changelog


  • Bug 12102:  AbiWord crashes after print previewing (Martin Sevior)
  • Add support for uppercase, lowercase, and capitalized character styles [text transforms] (Dominic Lachowicz)



  • Bug 7453:  Provide a keyboard shortcut for inserting bullets [Ctrl + Shift + L] (sum1)
  • Bug 12089:  AbiWord aborts when using the font dialog (sum1)
  • Make sure selection handles are drawn in the correct color (Marc Maurer)


  • Bug 8636:  Add superscript and subscript options to the font dialog (Urmas, Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 12084:  New windows cause memory corruption (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Bug 12093:  AbiWord displays corrupted font lists (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Add a default file name when printing to file (Martin Sevior)
  • Fix a g_signal_handler warning on exit (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Fix the loading of the options dialog (Hubert Figuiere)


  • Bug 6498:  Hebrew menu text does not display the last character (Dominic Lachowicz)
  • Bug 9961:  Find dialog does not work with Russian text (Urmas)
  • Bug 11346:  Toolbar icons are corrupted at less than 32-bit color (Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 12086:  Window title has extraneous character appended (Dominic Lachowicz, Urmas)
  • Disable the "Change Language when changing keyboard" setting by default (Marc Maurer)
  • Fix print preview crashes (Marc Maurer)



  • Bug 11921:  Import overline formatting (sum1)
  • Import and export text transforms (sum1)


  • Export text transforms (Dominic Lachowicz)
  • Import text transforms (sum1)
  • Import margin-top and margin-bottom properties from inline paragraph styles (Urmas)


  • Import and export text transforms (sum1)


  • Install to Program Files\AbiWord instead of Program Files\AbiSuite2 by default (Marc Maurer)
  • Use one Windows installer instead of three separate ones (Marc Maurer)


  • Update the Russian (ru-RU) translation (Urmas)



  • Add a button to the account dialog for registering AbiCollab.net accounts (Marc Maurer)
  • Allow long email addresses and passwords to be entered in the new account dialog on Windows (Marc Maurer)


  • Update the dictionary-loading code to work with newer versions of link-grammar (Marc Maurer)



  • Add --enable-clipart and --enable-templates build options (Robert Staudinger)
  • Fix a number of compiler warnings (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Fix format string errors throughout the code base (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Maintain and release 2.7.2 (Marc Maurer)
  • Move templates and clipart to abiword/ to get rid of abiword-extras/ (Marc Maurer)
  • Remove the non-functional nroff plug-in (Marc Maurer)
  • Use g_convert() instead of custom code (Dominic Lachowicz)


  • Replace GList with std::list in some spots (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Update the libgoffice requirement for the GOffice plug-in to 0.7.7 and fix the build (Jean Brefort)


  • Add the Applix, BabelFish, ClarisWorks, Collaboration, DocBook, Email, FreeTranslation, Google, Grammar, HRText, ISCII, LaTeX, Office OpenXML, OpenDocument, OPML, StarOffice, T602, URLDict, Wikipedia, Windows Graphics, WML, WordPerfect, and XSL-FO plug-ins to the VC++ build (Marc Maurer)
  • Enable printing and spelling support with VC++ (Marc Maurer)
  • Fix a bunch of warnings in the VC++ build (Marc Maurer)
  • Fix a compiler error when cross-building (Dominic Lachowicz)
  • Improve the VC++ build system to handle official Windows releases (Marc Maurer, Marc Oude Kotte)
  • Make numerous changes to the collaboration plug-in to get it to build with VC++ (Marc Maurer)
  • Modify the NSIS install script to handle packaging from VC++ (Marc Maurer)
  • Remove template exports to quiet VC++ (Marc Maurer)
  • Use pre-built peer libraries for the VC++ build (Fridrich Strba, Marc Maurer)
  • Include the MSVC2008 runtime in the installer (Marc Maurer)