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Windows 7: I need a free word processing program

02 Feb 2012   #1
linda661

windows 7
 
 
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". I have Open Office but find it difficult to use.

Any suggestions for a free and simple program???



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02 Feb 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Open Office is really your best bet for spreadsheets.. But for something similar to Word you can use Wordpad which is your All Programs > Accessories. It has many of the same functions as Word.
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02 Feb 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

would this be any good to you, ive not used it but it claims it is similar to ms office.

AbiWord
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02 Feb 2012   #4
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I would recommend trying out Free office software, Kingsoft office suite free 2012

It greatly resembles Office 2003, so if you're kinda nostalgic about those years, this is perfect.
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02 Feb 2012   #5
linda661

windows 7
 
 

I'm going to try the Kingsoft office suite. I read a bad review for Abi.

thanks everyone....as usual
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03 Feb 2012   #6
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Here is another alternative:

LibreOffice


Home » LibreOffice
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03 Feb 2012   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ LibreOffice really is just OpenOffice with a different name. So, if you don't like OpenOffice, you likely aren't going to find LibreOffice any more to your liking.
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03 Feb 2012   #8
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

+1 on that, though I was too lazy myself to reply with the exact same thing xD
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03 Feb 2012   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I realise it's not free, but Microsoft Works is ideal for the home user and at around $40 is a reasonable price too.

Microsoft Works Home
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03 Feb 2012   #10
z3r010

 

Not worth the $40 when the more fully featured open/libre office is free IMO
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