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Is there an alternative to Word?

Old 12-03-2013, 08:01 PM
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Since the purchase of our new PC, the "trial" period for Microsoft Word has expired and we do not want to purchase it.....it used to be entirely free. Do any of you use a free alternative? Many thanks!
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:04 PM
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I used Open Office for a while, but have switched to Google Drive. Gives you lots of options (I always save and download to my PC as PDF's so they are more universally readable). Google Drive is accessed through Gmail. I mainly do just general correspondence and of late application letters and resumes. Worth a look anyway.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:42 PM
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http://10 Free MS Word Alternatives You Can Use Today
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:21 PM
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I can't get the link to work.

How do I access Google Drive through gmail?
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:27 PM
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I use google drive too: when you are on your gmail side: have a look on the right above, there is a little sign made from 3x3 little squares, click on it and then opens a little window with several apps and there you find google drive!! I hope that this is the same all over the world because I'm here in Germany...
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:18 AM
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While reading online, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that WordPad is already installed on our new computer! Mission Accomplished. THX everyone!
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:44 AM
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I do several monthly newsletters for groups I'm in. I use Apache Open Office. It's free to download. One reason is it will covert the files to pdf in one click. Everyone can open pdf files but not everyone can open .doc files if they have older versions of Word or don't have the Word reader installed. Open Office makes it easy for me to get the newsletters formatted and sent with just a few edits and updates to the past one sent out.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:49 AM
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I use Google Chrome browser and just type in google drive in the search window.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:39 AM
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Just google free word processing programs and you will get plenty to choose. It amazes me that you got Word for free. We pay through the nose for everything.
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My son put open office on my computer. He is an IT guy, so I trust what he says. It works well for me.
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