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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DepChief, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. DepChief

    DepChief Get Tous's Rope

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    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.
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

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    DWavs Moderator Moderator

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  4. IndyGunFreak

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    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..)
     
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    DWavs Moderator Moderator

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    We are in the process of switching the middle school students in my county over to open office from MS Office.
     
  6. czsmithGT

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    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.
     
  7. IndyGunFreak

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    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
     
  8. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    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.
     
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    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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  10. OGW

    OGW NRA, SAF

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    Is lebreoffice 64 bit/W7 compatible? I tried openoffice and couldn't find a 64 bit version.
     
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    It's integrated into drive.google.com now.
     
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    You don't need a 64bit version, the 32 bit version runs fine under Win7 x64.
     
  13. cm6029

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    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.
     
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    OGW NRA, SAF

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    That's what I thought, but couldn't get it to install after downloading. (Not a computer whiz.)
     
  15. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Open Office is on Windows, Mac and Linux.
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    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.
     
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    LibreOffice.