TBH, I can't think of anything else that would really perform what Dadaman wants, without using an office suite of some kind or another.
The default Abiword (common to all Pups) has always been a PITA. It's got long-standing bugs which just are not being addressed by the developer, despite repeated requests from some of our own devs. Some of these cause it to crash quite regularly.....
Personally, it would drive me up the wall tying to format and lay-out a letter with Leafpad. It's just not designed for that kind of thing. Come to that, neither is Notepad..!
There's no end of lightweight Windows alternatives, if you happen to run WINE. One of these is the Jarte word-processor, which is actually based on the Notepad 'engine'. I use it myself sometimes.....but then I have WINE installed for a lot of other Windoze apps too (mainly for my copy of Adobe's Photoshop CS2, from around 12 years ago). It's not something you want installed for one, small item.....
I don't see it gumming-up the works. My recommendation would be for the lightest office suite possible, which I think you'll find is FreeOffice.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 26 March 2018 - 09:36 AM.
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