This is the display format associated with the broadcast of slow-scan television. This legacy format was used to transmit a static image given limited bandwidth through the use of specialized software.
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.