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.
This is an image format that is used for visualization in the Khoros software suite. It is a kind of VIFF bitmap image. The format consists of color zones. It is used for visualization purposes in software for both commercial and scientific purposes.