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Windows 7: Between too much and too little

28 Dec 2014   #1
tonyvella

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Between too much and too little

Once in a while I have a project that does not require all the bells and whistles of OO/LO Writer or MS Word but a few more "conveniences" than MS Wordpad. My question is actually two questions:
1. Are there any third-party add-ons for Wordpad to make it a little bit more than next-to-nothing?
2. Is there any alternative word processing software out there that falls somewhere between Word/Writer and Wordpad?

I have "binged" and came up with a zillion offers of stuff that does everything but the only way to find out is to download, install, use and uninstall (leaving all kinds of crap in the registry).

I have come to the experts for advice.
Thanks in advance and regards.


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28 Dec 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. No
2. Try Libre Office writer
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28 Dec 2014   #3
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks very much WHS for your reply.
It might have inadvertently escaped your attention that I mentioned LibreOffice in my original post and was asking for something like it but with fewer bells and whistles BUT with more than Wordpad.
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28 Dec 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, Writer escaped my attention, sorry. But it is a good alternative. I use it in Linux all the time. If you have Word, I would use that. It is the best. You need not use all the bells and whistles.
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28 Dec 2014   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I, too, missed your mention of Word/Writer as referring to LibreOffice.

I also use LibreOffice, on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. My first word processor was WordPerfect for Windows 5.1 back in '92, haven't been without it since because it has a few features I find easier to use. There's also the free Apache OpenOffice and the free IBM Lotus Symphony with its WordPro word processor and Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet.
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28 Dec 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think Libre Office is the better and more up-to-date version of Open Office.
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28 Dec 2014   #7
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Look into abiword. It's available for many platforms.
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28 Dec 2014   #8
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

The only issue I've had for a few clients that used to run Works on WinXP is that OpenOffice 4.x does not have support for the older Works files while LibreOffice 4.x does.
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29 Dec 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Take a look at this and see if it meets your needs and desires.

FREE Word Processor Based on Microsoft's WordPad Engine
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29 Dec 2014   #10
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Take a look at this and see if it meets your needs and desires.

FREE Word Processor Based on Microsoft's WordPad Engine
Great find, Layback!

It even has a portable version so it can be put on a thumbdrive and run from there, no need to install.
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