Folks, I am totally new to Linux, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Cinnamon desktop, I want to install Abiword (an older version) because it's very stable compared with the new one.

I have downloaded the tar file and uncompressed it but I don't know what to do next .

The software centre only has the new unstable version

How can I do this by editing menu? Step by step please people I am so new.

  • rather than asking how to downgrade, you could ask how to resolve the stability problems, which is probably easier. – ImaginaryRobots Oct 26 '12 at 13:55
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    @ImaginaryRobots: in the case of Abiword this question is fair, as we have included unstable SVN releases recently, and there are bugs reported where downgrading is recommended as a workaround (e.g. see bug #991399). – Takkat Oct 26 '12 at 15:01
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    Possible duplicate of How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? – Eric Carvalho Mar 5 '18 at 11:24

I'm not sure what you mean by "editing menu", but you can always download the .deb file from here (64bit) or here (32bit)

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