Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Program to use instead of Microsoft WORD ?

29 Mar 2013   #21
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I would also say LibreOffice as long as you don't want macro/Visual Basic compatibility. I can still vaguely remember Wordstar on a green screen monitor!
LOL... Yeah, that was the days when you turned on your PC and stared at a blank screen with a blinking cursor. And folks complain about the price of software now. Back then it was nothing to spend $3k for a machine and another $3k on software to be able to do any work. Lotus 123 and PageMaker would take a big chunk of that budget. MS Office is a bargain these days so there's no shoulder to cry on here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #22
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I started using Open Office(OO) and switched to Libre Office(LO) and my concern was that OO wasn't being updated after several years, but LO was:
Quote:
Development on OpenOffice is glacial right now; since being transferred to Apache the project hasn't released any new versions. Like the article said, most of the 3rd party and some of the 1st party devs jumped ship. That's not to say that nothing is going on for OOo. IBM is a major contributor; I believe they've donate their Lotus Symphony user interface to the OOo project, which should become part of the OOo release eventually. But as far as speed of development and the kind of ongoing, broad community support that OOo used to have, LO's where it's at.

Source; Reply to atergo's question in comments: LibreOffice adoption soaring, but OpenOffice still open source king | Ars Technica
For the concerns about Java use;
Quote:
LO is getting updates more quickly and development has been moving it away from its Java dependency (still not there yet if you need the database application to work, or certain wizards for documents). Source; Reply to FrisbeeFreek's question in comments: LibreOffice adoption soaring, but OpenOffice still open source king | Ars Technica
I don't use databases and have the java setting turned off in Tools >Options >Libre Office >Advanced, and have had no errors or warnings using any wizards in writer or Calc.
Program to use instead of Microsoft WORD ?-lo1.jpg

LPt1 you would need Impress/Presentation, the equivalent to Power Point to open those .pps files, and I haven't seen anything on needing Java for that.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #23
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

lpt want to open power point files so the freeware should have this available too.

have a look at this page

http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/web-apps/

and this...

http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/we...659.aspx?CTT=3
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Mar 2013   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I still have Lotus1 2 3 release #4 new in the box. Floppies and manuals.
I have no idea what I'm going to do with them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #25
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
lpt want to open power point files so the freeware should have this available too.

have a look at this page

Office Web Apps | Share Office Online | Browser Based | Office - Office.com

and this...

Basic tasks in PowerPoint Web App - Office Web Apps - Office.com
boohbah hi... Thank you, I've saved both of those links.. I have used the web Apps for PPS..
works really well for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #26
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I still have Lotus1 2 3 release #4 new in the box. Floppies and manuals.
I have no idea what I'm going to do with them.
Layback BEAR, don't waste it.. someone in your work area / family may need it.. would make a great birthday gift, or if I needed it, would surely love to have it gifted to me, I'm already using my downloaded program you shared, those kinds of gifts keep on giving.
The girls at work gave me Celtic Thunder 's new CD and Video.( I love their music )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #27
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I still have Lotus1 2 3 release #4 new in the box. Floppies and manuals.
I have no idea what I'm going to do with them.
A collectors piece. I have all my old vinyl LPs for both nostalgia and the collector value. I have an old 486 Windows 3.1 clunker boxed up that I paid $4k for!!!! PS: the 14" CRT color monitor a bit wonky though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #28
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

My daughter took my first pc.. an HP laptop 15.6" screen, .. I paid cash for it at Wal-Mart.. I layed down the full price in cold hard cash.. $2,200., the clerk looked at me a bit funny..I just smiled and said my first pc.... had everything they could put on a pc.
I think I recall the full price would have been $3,500. had ( Windows Me ) on it, I still have the manuel If I'm not wrong... along with the CD,s box.. etc. Now days we must pay for a set of CD,s , for our new Laptop or desktop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2013   #29
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I still have Lotus1 2 3 release #4 new in the box. Floppies and manuals.
I have no idea what I'm going to do with them.
Bonfire night?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2013   #30
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Question.. please... Anak...when opening and using Libreoffice.. will I have sound on these if they originally contained sound ?
Something is lost if they did..( I don't seem to have any sound ).. maybe I should check to see if my sound is up.
I especially love music when viewing a slide shows etc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
I can't open Microsoft Word 2007 program and document
I have an Acer Aspire 4740G laptop, running MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, with Intel Core i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27 GHz, and 2 GB RAM. I have AVG Antivirus Free Edition 2014 installed. I have many problems and get error messages when I try to open a MS Word document or try to get MS Word program...
Microsoft Office
Unable to set Word 2010 as default program
I have tried everything I know to get this to work but nothing seems to work. I have Windows 7, and installed Office 2010 but when I try to open a file.docx file it opens in the old Word 2002 and not Word 2010. I have right cliked the file and many other files and looked for Word 2010 but it...
Microsoft Office
MS Word 7 not appearing in 'all program list'
Hello Everybody, I mistakenly drag the MS Word file from all program list to desktop and later delete that shortcut permanently.Later, when I try to open MS Word from the folder from MS Office from 'All Program List' of start menu;it was not there at all. Now I don't understand how to...
Microsoft Office
I need a free word processing program
I really need a free word processing program. I can't afford to buy any software. I'm living on a fixed income now. I know how to use Word and Excel, so something similar would be good. I only would be using it to write letter and make spreadsheet. I don't need and don't want and "tables". ...
Software
.exe program files opening with Microsoft word by default
Hello, I recently ran into an issue where this installation on Windows 7 Pro 32-bit is trying to open up all my programs in Word, they all have the MS word icon as well, so for instance, when I click on Nero, it will try to open it up in word and we get an error because it is not a word file....
General Discussion
Microsoft Word
I have Office XP Pro. I can bring up a Word Doc but when I save them they get saved in Wordpad. I can't change them. This is what I've done. Went to a Save Word Document Put my mouse pointer over the Document Right click the mouse Click on Properties Click on Change Word is not there Go...
Microsoft Office


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App