Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word


Mon, 2007-04-16 22:51 -- Anonymous visitor (not verified)

Can some one please tell me what alternatives there are to Microsoft Word?

admin's picture
Submitted by admin on

You might try OpenOffice.org's Word Processor.

It handles Word documents, looks basically the same and has virtually all the features of MS Word. It runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows

Go to OpenOffice.org for more info and/or to download it.

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Submitted by Andrew Min on

KWord doesn't handle .docs like AbiWord and OpenOffice.org do. I personally like OpenOffice.org, but that's up to you.

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Andrew Min

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Submitted by coffeepoet on

If you're trying to replace Office 2000, AbiWord is a great replacement, and uses fewer resources than OpenOffice. OpenOffice is somewhere in between Office 2000 and 2003, but I find that the templates are sorely lacking in any of the alternatives. If you're trying to find something to work with the Office 2007 .docx files, good luck. Even with Microsoft's "OpenXML" formats, there's little support for it anywhere else. Your best bet with them is to use an online converter like www.zamzar.com or use the offline ODF converter found at http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/

Please bookmark this thread and let us know how it turns out.

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Submitted by coffeepoet on

I led you astray. . . that ODF converter is a plugin for Office 2007 to save as ODT files. . . however, Novell has published a plugin for OpenOffice that is supposed to open .docx files and let you save as .docx.

You can get the RPM for that at http://download.novell.com/SummaryFree.jsp?buildid=ESrjfdE4U58~