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WordPad alternatives...

I don't want to use a heavy duty application just to write notes to myself, so is there a simple word processor like WordPad with a built in spell checker?

Please don't suggest Open Office & I have Word Pefect already & both are too powerfu for simple & quick notes.


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What's your problem with ...

In reply to: WordPad alternatives...

(a) spelling errors in your own notes meant for yourself?
(b) a too powerful tool?

Personally, I couldn't care less. Obviously you do.


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In reply to: What's your problem with ...

Often, I write personal notes with the intention of later posting them to forums.

I like to organize my thoughts before I send comments to public forums such as this.

Often, I'll save thoughts to put into a later fully fledged public, non personal post.

Does that make more sense?

I have no problems with WordPad other then needing a spell checker in it.

I only need the advanced functions of Word Perfect when I need to compose formal messages where image really counts.

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Makes sense.

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But I just don't know of such a program. Sorry.

However, Firefox comes with spellcheck. That would cover posting in public forums after you compiled the first version in Notepad or Wordpad.


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Off the top of my head

In reply to: WordPad alternatives...

Off the top of my head, AbiWord comes to mind. While it's quite capable as a word processor, it's still pretty light weight.

There's also things like Notepad++ which is really more of a programming editor, but it has a tabbed interface for multiple open documents and I do believe there's a spellcheck. It doesn't do any kind of formatting though.

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Notepad++ looks to be perfect for my needs!

I very much appreciate your help!

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