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#1 Murrar

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

I have Windows XP on my computer. Does anyone know the web site of a free word processor or something similar to Microsoft’s Notepad? Thank you. Murrar

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:21 PM

Open Office

www.openoffice.org
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:22 PM

Editpad Lite is my personal choice and Notepad++ is available and often recommended as well. If all you want is something to emulate MS's notepad. But if you want an office suite Eyesee's suggestion of OO.o is what I would say as well.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:57 PM

Since you have XP, you should have Notepad already on your system, as well as WordPad.

For an office suite, besides the one that Eyesee mentioned, there is also a program called SoftMaker Office that is suppose to be good that, like Open Office, is suppose to do the same thing as MS Office. One of the advisors here recommended it and even though I have not used it yet, I did check it out on their website a while back and it seemed to be the same as Open Office. It is a much smaller download, about 25 meg compared to Open Office 138 meg and so I am thinking it is a much smaller program, probably with less bloat, and it seems to get good reviews. The new version is not free (costs 80 bucks in the US) but you can dl the 2006 version for free from them at...

http://www.softmakeroffice.com/

I have been going to check both of them out, downloaded both but have not gotten around to installing either. So far, just from what I have read, SoftMaker is my choice of the two.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:57 PM

One good thing about Open Office is that it will read and write Microsoft Word file formats making portability of documents between systems easy.

Plus it comes with a spreadsheet like Excel
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