AbiWord v2.7.5 Changelog


  • Bug 10781: Equations cannot be pasted between documents (Martin Sevior)
  • Bug 11158: Document with hidden text causes an assert (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Make sure documents are printed with the exact number of pages and correct page size (Marc Maurer and Martin Sevior)



  • Attach modeless dialogs to the application rather than the document frame (Martin Sevior)
  • Fix a crash when using the equation dialog with multiple documents (Martin Sevior)


  • Bug 10377: Landscape printing uses portrait settings (Patrik Fimml)
  • Bug 12138: Remove obsolete entries from the abiword.desktop file (Funda Wang)
  • Fix a crash in the save dialog (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Fix some dialogs that mistakenly relied on GTK+ 2.16 or higher (Hubert Figuiere)


  • Bug 3413: Version label in the about dialog is not localizable (Hubert Figuiere)


  • Bug 2362: AbiWord only prints across half of the page (Marc Maurer)
  • Bug 11212: Crash when deleting pasted image (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Bug 12150: Crash when trying to preview annotations (sum1)
  • Make copying and pasting from other applications work again (Marc Maurer)



  • Add support for importing some corrupted files (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Fix image-related memory leaks in a few importers (Hubert Figuiere)


  • Bug 10897: Pasting a table from Firefox causes an assert (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Add a JavaScript helper to display SVG and MathML elements in exported HTML 4 files (Martin Sevior)

Microsoft Word

  • Bug 12133: Word meta data imported with wrong character encoding (Tomáš Novák)

Office OpenXML

  • Prevent the potential use of invalid properties and attributes in the importer (Hubert Figuiere)


  • Bug 11904: AbiWord won't import an invalid OpenDocument file (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Bug 12132: Invalid meta data files caused by multi-byte strings (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Differentiate between "as-char" and "char" anchoring in the importer (Marc Maurer)
  • Fix some memory leaks in the importer (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Import positioned images inside of headers and footers as inline images until AbiWord can support them properly (Marc Maurer)
  • Import text boxes anchored to characters instead of silently ignoring them (Marc Maurer)


  • Bug 6266: Import images from embedded objects in RTF files (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Add support for importing and exporting equations (Martin Sevior)


  • Bug 12146: Remove some exception handling from the StarOffice importer (Hubert Figuiere)


  • Bug 11257: Rephrase the position strings in the page number dialog (Benno Schulenberg)
  • Bug 12145: Updated Arabic (ar) translation (Khaled Hosny)
  • Update the German (de-DE) translation (Volker Ribbert and Gerrit)
  • Update the Slovak (sk-SK) translation (Jaroslav Rynik)



  • Disable the grammar plug-in when spelling support is disabled (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Display messages for missing and detected collaboration back-ends (Robert Staudinger)
  • Maintain and release 2.7.5 (Marc Maurer)
  • Make the bitmap plug-in available on all platforms (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Make the rsvg plug-in available on all platforms (Fridrich Strba)
  • Remove dialog stub files from the distribution (Marc Maurer)
  • Remove the symlink switch from autoreconf to enable building the same source tree in different directories (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Replace custom exception code throughout the codebase (Hubert Figuiere)
  • Replace custom string maps and vectors with standard containers in the OpenDocument plug-in (Hubert Figuiere)


  • Bug 12138: Fix the installation directory for abiword.desktop and icon files (Funda Wang)
  • Fix the build when spelling is disabled (Hubert Figuiere and Robert Wilhelm)


  • Fix the collaboration plug-in build with MinGW (Fridrich Strba)
  • Fix the parallel building of plug-ins with MinGW (Fridrich Strba)
  • Increase the Windows baseline to Windows 2000 (Fridrich Strba)
  • Suppress C4355 warnings in the VC++ build (Marc Maurer)
  • Update link-grammar to 4.5.7 (Marc Maurer)