Abiword is popular among linux users though it is available for windows and MAC platforms as well. What is cool about AbiWord is its ability to read and write all industry standard document types, such as OpenOffice.org documents, Microsoft Word documents, WordPerfect documents, Rich Text Format documents, HTML web pages and many more.
AbiWord can open and edit both Microsoft Word 2007 documents and OpenOffice Writer files with it. AbiWord has advanced document layout capabilities and can do mail merge as well which allows you to automatically fill in specific form fields in documents with information from databases and comma separated or tabbed text files. AbiWord comes in many different languages. AbiWord is available in most common and many not-so-common languages.You can even make sure that your document contains none of those nasty spelling errors by using AbiWord’s built-in spelling checker. Dictionaries exist for over 30 languages.