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.zabw File Extension

Developer: AbiSource
File type: Compressed AbiWord Document File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .zabw. Files with the file extension .zabw can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .zabw files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .zabw file?

AbiSource developed a word processing application for the most widely used operating system platforms, and this word processing software is called AbiWord. AbiSource can be used to create, open and edit files with the .zab extension, which are also known as compressed AbiWord document files. The ZAB format is used to compress the output word files of the AbiWord program, and these output documents are saved in the .abw format. The ZAB format integrates Gzip specifications into its compression functionalities, and these functionalities are different from Bzip2 standards. Unlike ABW documents integrated with Gzip specifications (which are then later appended with the .zab extension), ABW documents compressed using Bzip2 standards have the BZABW extension. Saving ABW document output files from AbiSource can significantly reduce the size of an .abw file, and the ZAB extension also uses XML-based specifications for this purpose. The AbiWord application from AbiSource has versions for Microsoft Windows-based systems, Mac platforms and the Linux OS.

how to open a .zabw file?

Launch a .zabw file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .zabw file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .zabw files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .zabw file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .zabw file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .zabw file association errors

applications that open a .zabw file

AbiSource AbiWord

AbiSource AbiWord

AbiWord is a program specifically developed in its aim to provide word processing tool to its users which was developed by AbiSource. It allows its users to team up with different people who are working on the same document simultaneously. AbiSource has a web service known as AbiCollab.net which is unified with AbiWord that has the capability of letting its user accumulate documents online and at the same time allowing sharing of documents as well as performing conversion of documents in different formats. It is free software which allows its users to use, improve and copy it. It supports 113 languages in total; however, dictionary is not available at this time for spell check use. The server machine being used by AbiWord is Intel Pentium 4 which runs on a custom operating system known as Fedora 7. It uses an Apache web server.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .zabw files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .zabw. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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