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doznotexist
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win 8.1 word processor

#1 Post by doznotexist » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:39 pm

Isn't there a way to write letters and such on T430 with 8.1 without buying more software? My Nitro 8 Pro trial period has expired. Thank you.
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What happens if I just delete the trial version of Nitro? Will I still have a processor with Win 8.1?
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Re: win 8.1 word processor

#2 Post by WillAdams » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:05 pm

WordPad should be built in. If it's not sufficient...

- Abiword --- http://www.abisource.com/download/
- WordGraph --- http://www.ssuitesoft.com/wordgraph.htm
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Re: win 8.1 word processor

#3 Post by Dekks » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:09 pm

LibreOffice...
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Re: win 8.1 word processor

#4 Post by emeraldgirl08 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:52 pm

WPS Office
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Re: win 8.1 word processor

#5 Post by Qing Dao » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:33 am

I am a big fan of Open Office. I have been using it for the past 7 years and everyone who I have turned on to it has liked it as well.

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Re: win 8.1 word processor

#6 Post by Temetka » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:02 pm

I am huge fan of AbiWord. That SSWriter looks pretty decent also.

I don't particularly care for LibreOffice as I've seen it mess up way too many .docx and .xlsx files that used to open just fine in Word or Excel. But open them in Writer or Calc, make changes, and save. Then re-open in Word or Excel and there are issues. I've seen this in budget reports with embedded graphs and some scripting and in Word docs using the mail merge function.

For basic, basic, I need to type 3 paragraphs I guess it's an okay program. I'd still use AbiWord though.
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