This is the UI that Eben designed for the Write activity in Sugar:
And this is one of the quickest ways to embed abiword using python:
from abiword import Canvas
w = gtk.Window()
c = Canvas()
If you are curious about what you can do programaticaly with that Canvas instance, just type
The only distros I know where this snippet should work are Fedora 10 and 11, but there are already some beautiful souls in #sugar who are working to make sure that it will be available in the next releases of Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva, Gentoo, OpenSUSE and others.
Update: more and better info about PyAbiword here.