Any free programs that are like Microsoft Word?

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Aug 27, 2008
  1. CPhantom
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    Member CPhantom The Noob :(

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    I need a program like Word to write a project. is there something that is easy to install and works pretty much identical for free?

    Thanks a mill! ^^
     


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    Open office. Even able to open and write word documents (better than word in a lot of cases too).
    http://www.openoffice.org/
    Any machines I am responsible for get this over MS office, thus far other than asking to set the default save type to MS Office no complaints.
     
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    If you don't need/want to download all of OpenOffice.org, there's Abiword
     
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    You could always 'obtain' the software, but if you want to keep it legal open office is the best.
     
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    yeah, OpenOffice, I (and my whole school) use it at my school laptop.
    It works quite well, i've had a few problems with it though, like i.e i've saved a document, and when i open it the text i've saved is gone.. (note, that've just happened like 2 times in 2 years now.. but still) and some other minor problems,
    other than that, it works great..

    also.. i can't believe you haven't heard about it ;P or found it when searching for like.. "word free" or something..
     
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    A vote for abiword too if open office does not suit your needs, I wrote the EZ5 plus review in it (which ended up small project size).
     
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    I use OpenOffice Writer...It works nice.
     
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    I fifth OpenOffice.
     
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    Looks like a landslide victory for openoffice.

    Also installs to a Sandisk Microcruzer flash drive which is mucho handy.
     
  10. Urza

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    Another vote for Abiword.

    OOo is too bloatware for my tastes, and the suite itself is fairly useless outside of writer.
     
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    If you only need to type something, might as well get Abiword
     
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    if you only need to type something, you've got notepad or wordpad
     
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    I still use WordPerfect on my old 486-dx33 under dos for typing something fast (Yeah call me stupid, but i grew up with it and i learned WP at school) (ok it's not free)

    For free -> wordpad i would say, can do the most basiv stuff, otherwise get openoffice, supports also alot of languages (can't say that from abiword)
     
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    For most assignments I would say Wordpad is enough, but when it comes to essays and research papers you really need the extra formatting capability.
     
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    Just stick to MS Word.
     
  16. DeMoN

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    Do you not have Microsoft Works? It should be included with every Windows home computer.
    I like it a lot better than Word because it's not as bloated and complicated, but it has low compatibility with other formats. Works great if you just want to type a paper and print it out at home.
     
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    i use openoffice. It's a nice lil suite.
     
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    microsoft word is free.... *wink
    P.S. This does do mean pirating Loool
     
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    if you still need it try Jarte:

    Code:
    http://www.jarte.com/
    or Lotus Symphony

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    http://symphony.lotus.com
     
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    I prefer open office to MS office myself....
     

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