A Quick, Easy, Free and Open-source Word Processor
AbiWord is a free open-source fully functional word processor that has little or nothing to envy from other commercial applications such as Microsoft Word or Wordperfect. Unlike those well known apps, AbiWord also offers other interesting advantages such as being lightweight and really fast when it comes to opening and editing files.
Microsoft Word is probably the most popular word processor in the world. Itís also one of the key apps in the Microsoft Office productivity suite.
Microsoft Word is a powerful companion for all tasks related to creating, editing and checking text on your computer. It works with all popular document formats, including support to save files as PDF, or send documents by email through Outlook right after writing them.
Whether you create a text from scratch or use one of the many templates included, Microsoft Word will help you with a wide array of tools: tables, text formatting options, color schemes, support to insert images and clipart and more. Microsoft Word also includes a powerful spellchecker and tools to revise documents with marked text and personal notes. Support for video, however, is still missing.
In all, Microsoft Word proves to be an excellent tool for text processing, from a simple note to a complex report with images, graphs and tables.
Microsoft Word is such a popular word processor for a reason - it's both user friendly and full of advanced features.
Microsoft Word supports the following formats
Opens: DOCX, DOCM, DOTX, DOTM, DOC, DOT, HTM, HTML, RTF, MHT, MHTML, XML, ODT, TXT
Saves to: DOCX, DOCM, DOTX, DOTM, DOC, DOT, HTM, HTML, RTF, MHT, MHTML, XML, ODT, PDF, XPS, TXT, WPS
It has the ability to insert images and text columns, basic text formatting (italic, bold, paragraph alignment, etc.) lists, indents and so on. You can also make notes in the text, have word count and even count characters in a selected paragraph, which other apps like Writer do not.