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What's a good free word processor for Mac?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by wavetrain75, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    Simpler the better. I don't even need to be able to place graphics, just easy basic formatting and gives me three or four print qualities.
     
  2. kc8ykd

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  3. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    Another vote for OpenOffice!

    Works great, price is quite right!

    Download and install with confidence, it's a great package.

    HTH
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

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    Open Office Suite is all I use on Linux or Windows... I'm not sure why people still pay for MS Office.

    IGF
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010
  5. mgo

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    Your Mac already has "TextEdit" which may be suitable for your needs. Files can be saved in .doc format, which would make it viewable to either PC people or Mac people, or even Linux.
     
  6. Padre

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    Openoffice here. Just wish the conversion to MS Word was more accurate. Sometimes hard with resume's making sure they come out the same. I just go ahead and convert to .pdf format from Openoffice.
     
  7. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    I like open office so far, does what I need and the price was right. Thanks.

    And since I don't like reading directions, how do I set it as my default for word processor documents?
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  8. IndyGunFreak

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  9. mr peas

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    I use open office as well. I love it, I think its great that we have something like it available.

    Here's a tip, when I want to eventually save my document in .doc files, I simply make one blank page that's been saved in .doc file with all the settings I picked out and need. Then when I want to make a new file, I just copy and paste that blank file and voila, instant word file.

    But the auto-settings feature is better if you can get it done. I've been so lazy I've just been doing it this way ever since. :embarassed:
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  10. MDLibertarian

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