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DepChief
01-01-2013, 11:01
Are there any decent, usable, FREE alternatives to buying MS Office. I basically need just the Word program. Any simple to use word processing program will work.
Thanks.

IndyGunFreak
01-01-2013, 11:02
Seriously?

http://www.libreoffice.org

It's a full blown office suite

DWavs
01-01-2013, 11:02
Open Office.....

http://www.openoffice.org/

IndyGunFreak
01-01-2013, 11:04
OpenOffice is good to... I've used both, and honestly, it doesn't matter which I use.

Both should be compatible with MS document types (.doc, xls, etc..)

DWavs
01-01-2013, 11:11
We are in the process of switching the middle school students in my county over to open office from MS Office.

czsmithGT
01-01-2013, 11:12
OpenOffice is good to... I've used both, and honestly, it doesn't matter which I use.

Both should be compatible with MS document types (.doc, xls, etc..)

I use open Office. My needs are not high these days so it is fine. If I still had heavy duty needs for WP and spreadsheet I would still prefer MS Office, but the price is right on Open Office for sure.

IndyGunFreak
01-01-2013, 11:14
I use open Office. My needs are not high these days so it is fine. If I still had heavy duty needs for WP and spreadsheet I would still prefer MS Office, but the price is right on Open Office for sure.

Oh I agree 100%. If you need absolute compatibility with MS Office, etc.. then you really need MS Office

But the OP seemed to suggest he just needed a simple word processor.

Either way, there's options out there.. which is good. :cool:

IGF

stolenphot0
01-01-2013, 11:15
I've always used Open Office on my Mac. Never any problems.

ETA: I am not a power user of MS Office, so it's not worth the price for me.

Adjuster
01-01-2013, 11:18
What happened to Googles version of word processor? I thought it was pretty cool that it was web based into the browser and you didn't need to download anything. I can't find it now. Was it called Google Documents or something like that?


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oldgraywolf
01-01-2013, 11:19
Is lebreoffice 64 bit/W7 compatible? I tried openoffice and couldn't find a 64 bit version.

stolenphot0
01-01-2013, 11:20
What happened to Googles version of word processor? I thought it was pretty cool that it was web based into the browser and you didn't need to download anything. I can't find it now. Was it called Google Documents or something like that?


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It's integrated into drive.google.com now.

BigDog[RE]
01-01-2013, 11:35
Is lebreoffice 64 bit/W7 compatible? I tried openoffice and couldn't find a 64 bit version.

You don't need a 64bit version, the 32 bit version runs fine under Win7 x64.

cm6029
01-01-2013, 11:51
If you are looking for something for an iPad, check out "Cloud On". As the name implies, its cloud based, works with DropBox (also free) and gives you the full versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

oldgraywolf
01-01-2013, 12:07
;19806804']You don't need a 64bit version, the 32 bit version runs fine under Win7 x64.

That's what I thought, but couldn't get it to install after downloading. (Not a computer whiz.)

G29Reload
01-01-2013, 12:29
Open office is only on.linux. if youre on mac you can get Pages for $20.

I think most windows releases have Wordpad or some such. Even notepad does the basics.

yam
01-01-2013, 12:44
I have used open office for years. I have not found a need for MS Office in that same time. Google Docs was OK for most basic stuff. YMMV

czsmithGT
01-01-2013, 12:51
Open office is only on.linux. if youre on mac you can get Pages for $20.

I think most windows releases have Wordpad or some such. Even notepad does the basics.

Open Office is on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Glock20 10mm
01-01-2013, 14:10
Google Docs for basic WP (https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=writely&passive=1209600&continue=http://docs.google.com/%23&followup=http://docs.google.com/&ltmpl=homepage)

Glock20 10mm
01-01-2013, 14:16
Open office is only on.linux. if youre on mac you can get Pages for $20.

I think most windows releases have Wordpad or some such. Even notepad does the basics.

Open Office, Libre Office and there is a port for K-Office as well (I have never used it on Windows and only a couple of times on Linux) will run on all platforms and they all cost the same... $0.00 + time to download, install and use.

Slug71
01-01-2013, 14:38
LibreOffice.

DaneA
01-01-2013, 15:22
Google docs


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md2lgyk
01-01-2013, 15:27
I use Kingsoft Writer.