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    Laptop software advice ?

    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.

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    I presume they still make Openoffice?
    Yes they do.. Linky

    Original Poster

    Thanks very much

    Openoffice project ended some time ago and was superseded by LibrOffice Get that instead if you want a more up to date office with better features and less bugs, Or just use Googles own Free online Document editing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

    Original Poster

    Thanks to you both

    Windows comes with WordPad, a basic word processor that is fine for creating "Word" type documents.

    When we got our new laptop we purchased software from software4students. It's discounted a lot if you have a student in the house.

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    guilbert53

    Windows comes with WordPad, a basic word processor that is fine for … Windows comes with WordPad, a basic word processor that is fine for creating "Word" type documents.



    Great Thanks. I'll have a look.

    Wordpad is woeful.
    Get freeoffice it will do everything she needs.

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    jude7219

    When we got our new laptop we purchased software from software4students. … 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

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    gr8t1

    Wordpad is woeful.Get freeoffice it will do everything she needs.



    Thanks

    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.

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    ricko

    If it's only for word processing , I've used a program called Abi-word … 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.



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