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What word processor are you using?

Apple Pages
2 (0.7%)
Google Docs
2 (0.7%)
Microsoft Word
205 (74.8%)
Microsoft WordPad
8 (2.9%)
OpenOffice
23 (8.4%)
Zoho Writer
1 (0.4%)
Other
10 (3.6%)
None
6 (2.2%)
Corel WordPerfect
9 (3.3%)
Microsoft Works
8 (2.9%)

Total Members Voted: 73

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Re: October monthly poll
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2007, 03:24:18 PM »
I couldn't be bothered installing Office.
Heh, you should see the junk on this computer that I have installed.

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Re: October monthly poll
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2007, 05:55:18 PM »
No need to be embarrassed. We still love you! :D (In a strictly platonic sense)
Would you like to know the other word processors you left out?
There are dozens of other smaller word processors I've left out. But if you know of some other word processors that you believe are widely used and users may want to vote on let me know and I'll consider it. However, for now with only seven people voting on Other I think it's safe to say that we probably don't need to add any more.
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Re: October monthly poll
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2007, 10:21:36 AM »
To be honest, I don't really know too many more word processors, just a couple that probably aren't used by many people. A couple of them are actually linux only programs like kwrite and abiword. They don't really matter much. ;)

Does anybody remember ProWrite? I used to use that wp back in the 80s.... :) It was pretty slick. The program was on a 3 1/2 floppy and then another floppy had the spell check dictionary. I don't think you could change font sizes and definitely not colors... the printers and monitors were all monochrome!

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Re: October monthly poll
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2007, 03:14:18 PM »
A couple of them are actually linux only programs like kwrite and abiword.

Actually, Abiword does have a Windows edition. Link
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Re: October monthly poll
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2007, 05:52:08 PM »
A couple of them are actually linux only programs like kwrite and abiword.

Actually, Abiword does have a Windows edition. Link
The only thing I didnt ever like about Abiword was that it can offset your text a bit, which annoys me personally, though not everyone. I dont know if they have fixed this or not yet.

eg:

The  quick  brown  fox  jumps  over  the  lazy  dog
Might look sort of like this:

The  q uick  brown  fo x  jumps  over  the  l azy dog

(instead of whole spaces separating some letters, its more of about the witd of a period. . .)

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    Re: October monthly poll
    « Reply #35 on: October 17, 2007, 11:41:09 AM »
    I use Open Office.  Mainly because it can work cross-platform and I find it a lot better that the M$ suite.  I do use Word for mail-merge and envelopes though. ::)

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    Re: October monthly poll
    « Reply #36 on: October 17, 2007, 12:47:15 PM »
    MS Works is okay, I haven't used it in a long time. Its from Microsoft, which is ironic, since they already have Word. I guess Microsoft is planning on offering Works for free (with advertisements) which is going to be interesting..
    What's ironic about that?  Works is a much simpler office suite than Office.  And, it's not free, either, but costs much less than Office.

    I voted Word, since I use it most often.  However, I bought I notebook PC about 3 months ago; on it, I use Works word processor since I don't have Office installed on it. 

    I'm surprised at the number of comments here about Notepad.  I can't imagine using it as my primary word processor.  It's much too simple.  For one thing, I have a lot of Word files with hyperlinks in them; that won't work with Notepad.

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    Re: October monthly poll
    « Reply #37 on: October 17, 2007, 02:12:07 PM »
    I'm surprised at the number of comments here about Notepad.  I can't imagine using it as my primary word processor.  It's much too simple.  For one thing, I have a lot of Word files with hyperlinks in them; that won't work with Notepad.

    ...unless you know html. ;D
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    <pre>
    <a href="http://yahoo.com">Yahoo</a>

    </pre>

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    Re: October monthly poll
    « Reply #38 on: October 17, 2007, 07:54:49 PM »
    I'm surprised at the number of comments here about Notepad.  I can't imagine using it as my primary word processor.  It's much too simple.  For one thing, I have a lot of Word files with hyperlinks in them; that won't work with Notepad.

    ...unless you know html. ;D
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    <pre>
    <a href="http://yahoo.com">Yahoo</a>

    </pre>
    Eh, you missed the point.  This has nothing to do with HTML code.  I use Word files to keep notes on various topics, including links to websites.  Since Word recognizes and retains hyperlinks, I can click on them and a browser window is opened, just like clicking on a link in a web browser.

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    Re: October monthly poll
    « Reply #39 on: October 17, 2007, 08:09:52 PM »
    Microsoft word 2003 still ok. maybe I'll try 2007 version to keep in pace with the latest versions

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    Re: October monthly poll
    « Reply #40 on: October 17, 2007, 08:44:49 PM »
    If you are curious about MS Office 2007, you will like this link:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA101687261033.aspx

    I think this is one of the best ways to show a demo. (Requires some sort of broadband connection, and Internet Explorer, you will need a special ActiveX program)

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    Re: October monthly poll
    « Reply #41 on: October 18, 2007, 11:02:03 AM »
    I'm surprised at the number of comments here about Notepad.  I can't imagine using it as my primary word processor.  It's much too simple.  For one thing, I have a lot of Word files with hyperlinks in them; that won't work with Notepad.

    ...unless you know html. ;D
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    <pre>
    <a href="http://yahoo.com">Yahoo</a>

    </pre>
    Eh, you missed the point.  This has nothing to do with HTML code.  I use Word files to keep notes on various topics, including links to websites.  Since Word recognizes and retains hyperlinks, I can click on them and a browser window is opened, just like clicking on a link in a web browser.

    Uh, you missed the point... I was being facetious. :P ::) ::) ::)

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    Re: October monthly poll
    « Reply #42 on: October 19, 2007, 01:48:11 AM »
    I use Notepad for editing MS-DOS batch files, but MS Word for anything else.

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      Re: October monthly poll
      « Reply #43 on: October 19, 2007, 07:51:32 PM »
      I use other, the other I use is Rough Draft; Rough Draft is designed for writers. Word and its clones are for office workers, and their  bells and whistles are too much.  Rough Draft is free. It works with WordWeb and WordWeb Pro.  It has all the features that a poet, novelist, playwright, or tv writer will ever need and use.
      Check it out here.
      http://www.salsbury.f2s.com/rd.htm
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      Re: October monthly poll
      « Reply #44 on: October 21, 2007, 07:11:52 PM »
      Word 2000
      but i dont Write as much as i used to.