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Mike Boyd

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I got a new computer in January but it does not have a word processing program. I thought it would come with WORD but you have to buy the whole office package to get it. Anyone know of a stand alone word processing program?
 

David M. Andrews

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Try "OpenOffice". It is FREE, it has a word processor, a spreadsheet, a Power Point type program and a note keeping module. It will read and write "Word Format";i.e. .doc and excell .xls etc. Looks and feels very similar to MS Word and MS Excell. The price is right. I believe the site is www.OpenOffice.org
If you have DSL it downloads fairly quickly. If yoiu are on dial up, you will wait a while. Try it, it is free, it seems to be good.
 

Ted Martin

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OpenOffice is a nice free alternate, the other fix is to by an older copy of MSOffice off ebay. My favorite version of MSOffice (Word) was 2003.
 

GCJim

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I got a new computer in January but it does not have a word processing program. I thought it would come with WORD but you have to buy the whole office package to get it. Anyone know of a stand alone word processing program?

I remember not long ago when a new computer came with the full suite of MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Access. The fact is, I wouldn't so much mind paying a 'fair' price for the MS Office Suite, but they keep coming up with different Office packages that don't include the applications I want. To include additional applications costs a small fortune! I was extremely disapponted with the cheesey MS Works package that was 'included' with a recent PC purchase. I literally felt betrayed!

I have been playing with the OpenOffice.org suite of applications. It really does the job and is constantly being improved. I have to believe that this will surely catch on.
 

JRS at OBX

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I'm happy with OpenOffice so far. The price is right anyway.
 
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If you need excel, the word/excel student/teacher edition is good if you can get your hands on it.
 

Tom Foster

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I think the full MS office is going for $699.

Funny how Bill Gates hired 4 people on staff that have the job of giving his money away.

Hey Bill, why don't you charge say 50 bucks for the office CD and you won't have to deal with all that money. You could then lay off those 4 people that give the money away.
 

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If you need excel, the word/excel student/teacher edition is good if you can get your hands on it.
Yes, but the license agreement means it would not be legal to use it in one's appraisal business.
 
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