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Best 'free' (or almost) word program

by freesumpin / July 26, 2013 12:48 PM PDT

Ever since I installed 10.8 my Word program is not operating. I really liked Word! What's the best 'free' (or almost) 'Word' program I can install to take its place please?
Thanks a lot,
Paul

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There is no free "Word" program,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 27, 2013 1:39 AM PDT

as Microsoft discourages the pirating of their software.

"Word" is a word processor produced by Microsoft.

Apple's Pages, which can read and write MS Word files, is cheap. Available in the App store

Open Office is an option, as is Libre Office.

At a pinch, TextEdit, which comes with every Mac, can be used also.

why not slide over to the App store and put "Word Processors" into the search field.

that will show you a bunch of cheap word processors

P

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Libre Office is a killer
by Ftentelia / July 27, 2013 7:53 PM PDT

As an opensource lover I suggest Libre Office as the best office suite. It has details that you will love like exporting to a pdf just with a click and a pdf editor "Libre Draw" that you can put on the top of the pyramid of the pdf editing. It also contains libraries (like technical signs) that you have to pay extra for in MS Office suite. Open office belongs to Apache now so wait until it will become even better . Don't forget to donate.

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