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Offline Chris Thomas

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Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« on: December 30, 2009, 02:41:23 PM »
I just need a light word processor.

I need it for plain typing.

I don't need any extra features

Do you know of any?
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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 02:49:41 PM »
Paid, or not?

Paid:
MS Word...

Free
Abiword:http://www.abisource.com/
Portable version: Installs to one folder so you can test it: http://portableapps.com/apps/office/abiword_portable

Openoffice: Openoffice.org
Portable Version: http://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable

The portable versions are a lot better for just simple testing, it will install to a folder of your testing and when/if you want rid of it, you can just delete the folder.
I also use some portable versions of software instead of running the installed software...

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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 02:56:56 PM »
Hmm

I already have installed MS Office 2007 and OpenOffice

I was looking for an alternative that is just for plain typing and less resource hungry.

Thanks for the Abiword suggestion.

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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 03:42:38 PM »
Abiword is nice but is there any other?

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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 03:46:03 PM »
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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 04:18:17 PM »
The answerers seem to be for programs. Did you really mean a stand alone word processor like Smith Corona used to make?
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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009, 04:50:30 PM »
Resources are there to be used and I can't believe with your system you have any concern about a lack of resources.

You are in my opinion seeking an answer to a problem that doesn't exist.
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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009, 04:53:06 PM »
Resources are there to be used and I can't believe with your system you have any concern about a lack of resources.

You are in my opinion seeking an answer to a problem that doesn't exist.

Yes, I agree...reading a bit more into the thread, like I should have... ;)

Why would your monster system need a lighter word processor? On mine MS word works fine, and lets be honest, it really doesn't compare...
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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 06:44:39 PM »
Resources are there to be used and I can't believe with your system you have any concern about a lack of resources.

You are in my opinion seeking an answer to a problem that doesn't exist.

Yes, I agree...reading a bit more into the thread, like I should have... ;)

Why would your monster system need a lighter word processor? On mine MS word works fine, and lets be honest, it really doesn't compare...

Albert Einstein was a genius so I like to take his advice:
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

MS Wordpad for me  8)
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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2009, 07:49:54 PM »
MS Word for me ans that is from Office 97, still does the job for me, I have never found a really good reason for the bells, whistles and bloat of later versions. Perhaps if I find an old copy of MS Office 2000, possibly the last best version before the bloat, then I might consider updating ;D

If you really want a lightweight word processor, there is always wordpad :P
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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2009, 07:51:21 PM »
David, the "bloat" occurred on version 2007.
So, Office 2003 is the "last" for you, imho.
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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2009, 08:11:47 PM »
Compared to 2000, 2003 doesn't really add much to Office, that really if why I'm reluctant to update office 97, it does all that I need.

The biggest problem with office suites is that 80% of the people only use 20% of the functionality.

Then to sell more copies MS has to come up with some more bells and whistles, whilst the underlying word and excel do the same, just in a prettier environment.
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Re: Word Processor - I need a suggestion
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2009, 08:15:03 PM »
This ones good but not free. Very very light.
http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/