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Laptop software advice ?

JR Hartley Avatar
2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
I've just bought a laptop for my daughter but it doesn't have Microsoft Word/Office. Can anyone recommend some software so that she can create word documents (Microsoft Office software advertised online appears to be about £60 PER YEAR - surely here is no need to pay a yearly amount for basic word processing software ?).

Thank you in anticipation.
JR Hartley Avatar
2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month ago
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Openoffice project ended some time ago and was superseded by LibrOffice Get that instead if you want a more up to date office with better features and less bugs, Or just use Googles own Free online Document editing documents can be saved as word.docs Link

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#1
I presume they still make Openoffice?
Yes they do.. Linky
#2
Thanks very much :)
#3
Openoffice project ended some time ago and was superseded by LibrOffice Get that instead if you want a more up to date office with better features and less bugs, Or just use Googles own Free online Document editing documents can be saved as word.docs Link
#4
http://www.libreoffice.org/

Mobile version (Unofficial - Official one on the way)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andropenoffice

or try

http://www.freeoffice.com/en/

Which has a mobile version.
#5
Thanks to you both :)
#6
Windows comes with WordPad, a basic word processor that is fine for creating "Word" type documents.
#7
When we got our new laptop we purchased software from software4students. It's discounted a lot if you have a student in the house.
#8
guilbert53
Windows comes with WordPad, a basic word processor that is fine for creating "Word" type documents.

Great Thanks. I'll have a look.
#9
Wordpad is woeful.
Get freeoffice it will do everything she needs.
#10
jude7219
When we got our new laptop we purchased software from software4students. It's discounted a lot if you have a student in the house.

Thanks
#11
gr8t1
Wordpad is woeful.
Get freeoffice it will do everything she needs.

Thanks
#12
If it's only for word processing , I've used a program called Abi-word for a long time . Just a small package and it works well .
Problems can arise when you try to read word docs from the latest versions of Office ie .docx files . I dont think Abi-word will allow you to read them . It will read .doc files and you can save your work as .doc files .
The program is still worth a try.
#13
ricko
If it's only for word processing , I've used a program called Abi-word for a long time . Just a small package and it works well .
Problems can arise when you try to read word docs from the latest versions of Office ie .docx files . I dont think Abi-word will allow you to read them . It will read .doc files and you can save your work as .doc files .
The program is still worth a try.

Thanks :)

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