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January 10th, 2007, 09:25 PM
I was wondering what program everyone uses when writing on the computer? WordPad, NotePad, Microsoft Word or something else. Just curious, I know its a personal choice, so not everyone uses the same program.

January 10th, 2007, 11:34 PM
Abiword (http://portableapps.com/apps) - I can put it on a thumb drive and take it anywhere, plus the price is right.

January 11th, 2007, 12:08 AM
I use Word, mostly for easy compatibility with whatever machine I might likely to need to open a file on (or to send a file to someone else), but not for any particular feature of Word itself.

I might add that there is a free add on to Word that I personally find extremely useful, called WordWeb. It is a combined dictionary and thesarus that is far better than the built-in stuff in Word. There is a free version and Pro version; I use the free version. It sits as a tool bar button inside Word and is dirt-simple to use; I probably use it every day.

January 11th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Word is also what most people who accept electronic manuscripts want, either as a .doc or .rtf, and its something of the industry standard. It's also very easy to use.

January 11th, 2007, 03:07 PM
Word for text, photoshop for everything else. And of course, I use the old school dictionary and thesaurus.

January 11th, 2007, 04:35 PM
when you say word, are talking Microsoft Word or Wordpad?

January 11th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Microsoft Word. The only thing I use WordPad for is for formatted text files (used a lot in the 3D programs I do my art with).

January 12th, 2007, 12:29 PM
I use Word, but my trial is due to expire, so I need to buy a license key. Im not too hot on the idea of paying 300$ on it. Im not qualified for a student and teachers edition version. Theres also a Microsoft Works Suite 8, which includes Word 2002 and Encarta, anyone tried it? I think I'll but it. What's the difference between Word 2002 and Word 2003 beside the toolbar look?
Sorry for my english, which isn't my native language.

January 12th, 2007, 01:09 PM
I doubt there is much difference between 2002 and 2003, certainly nothing that would effect your ability to do word processing or share files.

January 12th, 2007, 02:44 PM
I use yWriter2 by SpaceJock. It has quite a few limitations (only dealing with txt files for example) but imho its pros far outweigh its cons.