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Sumatra PDF is a PDF, ePub, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR reader for Windows

What is Sumatra PDF?

Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.
Sumatra PDF is small, portable and starts up very fast.
Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority.


Download from here.

More information

Found a bug? Submit a bug report.
Have a question or feedback about Sumatra? Use the forum.
Want to help translate Sumatra? See this translation guide.
Want to stay informed about new releases and other SumatraPDF-related announcements? Follow SumatraPDF on Google+. You can also follow me on Google+ or subscribe to my blog (RSS feed).
We also have a manual and a wiki with more informaion.
Are you a developer? Visit our Google Code project.
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Installer:  SumatraPDF-2.2.1-install.exe
Portable version: (a single executable that can be run e.g. from USB drive and doesn't write to registry)
You can also download the sources and contribute your code to Sumatra PDF.

System requirements

Supported OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP.

What's new in this version?

Read version history.

Previous versions

If you really need them, you can download them from here.  


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Welcome to AbiWord!

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AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.

AbiWord allows you to collaborate with multiple people on one document at the same time. It is tightly integrated with the web service, which lets you store documents online, allows easy document sharing with your friends, and performs format conversions on the fly.
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Our latest stable release is version 2.8.6. It's available for a number of languages and operating systems. Release Notes | Changelog | Download.
Our latest development release is version 2.9.4. Development releases are aimed at developers, or people willing to test unstable software. They should not be used in a production environment. Release Notes | ChangeLog | Download.
Take a Tour
This tour explains in a nutshell what AbiWord is capable of. Have a look to see what functionality AbiWord has to offer you!
Screenshots let you see what AbiWord looks like while it's running. They can give you a good feel for what AbiWord is like without downloading the program.
AbiWord is a great word processor, and has attracted a lot of attention. We've assembled a collection of the many reviews that people have written about AbiWord.


Oct 27, 2009
AbiWord 2.8 has been released! This milestone supports annotations, or "comments", smart quotes and native SVGs. Furthermore it includes powerful collaboration capabilities allowing multiple people to work on one document at the same time. These features are tightly integrated with a new online web service called, which lets you store documents online, allows easy document sharing with your friends, and performs format conversions on the fly.
Read the release announcement here.


April, 2010
Enchant 1.6.0 has been released. Enchant is a new cross-platform abstract layer to spellchecking. Enchant has been proposed to be a standard.

About AbiWord

AbiWord has been created by a worldwide group of volunteers and currently supports many languages and operating systems.
AbiWord is GNU Free Software software, which means that you will always have the freedom to use it, make copies of it, and improve it. You are encouraged to make use of these freedoms and share the program with your family and friends!

AbiWord 2.8.6 is an award winning, small, fast, featureful and crossplatform word processor. Get your copy today to experience the state of the art in word processing.

Note:Sometimes packages are made available on our file server without necessarily showing up on this page (such as slightly outdated Mac OSX binaries).

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Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design. Underneath a modern and user-friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as color separations, CMYK and Spot Color support, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation.
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Learn more about Scribus, Desktop Publishing and Open Source graphics tools. Get rapid response from the Scribus Team and the Community – Browse the help resources – Hire a Scribus trainer Join the Community and help growing the pool of knowledge about Open Source DTP. Have fun, learn, and contribute – no matter whether it’s content or code.

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An open source community depends on its capacity to attract people and the efficiency with which it can harness their energy to create great software. While a compelling mission or killer product can be helpful, effective communities must be responsive and efficient in managing the diverse needs and demands of its members.

Combining his experience with theories of collaboration and negotiation developed at Harvard and his work in data analytics in the open government space David will outline how better metrics combined with skills, tools and processes can drive faster and better software development while reducing the number of headaches and fights. There will always be some art to managing people, but there can be a lot more science -- the use of proven, measurable processes -- in how we manage our communities.

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David Eaves is an expert in negotiation, open innovation and public policy. As a consultant David advises several governments on open government and open data. He drafted the City of Vancouver's Open Motion which helped both launch the world's second municipal Open Data portal (after Washington DC) and rewrite procurement rules to enable the adoption of Open Source software. David has also served as the Director of the Code for America Institute and authored After the Collapse: The Future of Open Government and the Civil Service, a chapter in the O'Reilly book "Open Government".

An expert in collaboration David also advises companies, non-profits and open source communities on managing critical relationships. Working with Mozilla he uses data and negotiation theory to them better understand their contributors. He trained Greenpeace's climate change activists on negotiating to help them move from protest to results. And he served as an adviser during the negotiation of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement -- an agreement between the 13 major Environmental groups and largest forestry companies in Canada that has changed how environmentalists and industry work together.

David publishes and speaks regularly on open government, open data, collaboration and open innovation. He studied history at Queen's and International Relations at Oxford. When not traveling he lives in Vancouver, BC, blogs regularly at and can be found at @daeaves.

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