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View Poll Results: Word Processor of the Year
oowriter 575 63.75%
swriter (Star Office) 38 4.21%
KWord 102 11.31%
AbiWord 187 20.73%
Pathetic Writer (SIAG) 0 0%
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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Word Processor of the Year

What do you open word .docs with?
Old 12-31-2004, 02:57 AM   #2
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openoffice though lilttle slow but is conistent with .docs
Old 12-31-2004, 03:59 AM   #3
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masand, there is a separate category for office suites. I think this category only deals with word processors alone.
Old 12-31-2004, 08:31 AM   #4
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oowriter. It's .doc isn't always right between different operating systems but at least it opens all of them and most of the time they look good.
Old 12-31-2004, 08:50 AM   #5
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AbiWord has what I need and is so much faster and slicker. I only use OOo for larger projects that require integration and a higher level of structure. AbiWord shines on the 600MHz laptop.
Old 12-31-2004, 09:46 AM   #6
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The loading time is much less annoying than it used to be, and I have played with the OOo-2.0-beta-1.9.62 and I think it will establish a huge lead in the WP department once it appears!
Old 12-31-2004, 02:14 PM   #7
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Thumbs up

oowriter got my vote. Even though its dog slow to load up it has everything I need and I have had no trouble using .doc files from Word and viewing in oowriter.
Old 12-31-2004, 10:26 PM   #8
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antiword should be up there. It's not an editor but you can convert the .doc into something else so you can read it in EMACS!
Old 01-01-2005, 05:04 AM   #9
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Abiword + Gnumeric is enough for me.
Old 01-01-2005, 05:20 AM   #10
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I vote for KOffice. It is easy to use & really fast.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:56 AM   #11
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I am using Writer 1.9m65...
Old 01-01-2005, 05:58 PM   #12
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Pathetic Writer

Pathetic Writer????

With a name like that, I think I have to try it....
Old 01-01-2005, 06:03 PM   #13
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Open Office here.

It does everything I need at home and at work.
Old 01-01-2005, 06:48 PM   #14
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:56 AM   #15
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OOo writer



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