The ABW file format is the default document format for the AbiWord word processing software and the format is based on XML. The ABW file format allows for advanced document layouts, rich text formatting, lists, tables, images and footnotes. ABW files are similar in nature to Microsoft Word DOC files, however, unlike Microsoft Word files, the AbiWord program can run on almost any computer operating system.
A file with the DOCM file extension is a Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document file used in Microsoft Word. It was introduced in Microsoft Office 2007. DOCM files are just like DOCX files except that they can execute macros, which lets you automate repetitive tasks in Word.