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22 November 2010 @ 11:28 pm
Free word processor that doesn't blow?  
Anyone? Anyone?

I am most comfortable with MS Word because it's what I used growing up... but apparently word doesn't just come on computers anymore. This one came with... Notepad! I was not thrilled. Apparently to get word now, you have to have Office, and I'm not going to buy it because I don't need the whole office suite. I need somthing that will get me through NaNo.

I am currently using Q10. The problem with Q10 is that there's no sidescroll bar for me to move through things quickly. (Or, if there is, I can't seem to find it. It is invisible and elusive) Also, Q10 doesn't have page breaks to give you an idea of how long it is. At the bottom, it gives you a word count, which is super handy. It also tells you how many pages it is. (151 now!) But really? Who knows how it comes up with that number??

The other major problem with it is that the spellchecker broke on me in the first paragraph. This is no good! I make a lot of spelling mistakes! Overall, I think I'm an OK speller, but I need the checker :/

So yeah. Current wordcount is like 36k+ somthing, so I'm still on track to finish 50k by the 30th, yay. Now I'm more concerned with how I'm going to get this beast spell checked and formatted and ready for printing so I can print it out and revise it on the plane on the way to Luna Sea!

Incidentally- I am having a lot of trouble with the spellchecker on this Open Office program I downloaded. Apparently I use a lot of british spellings for things???
CEO, Air Perv: Dark City Daniel Modernzoi_no_miko on November 23rd, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Most people recommend Open Office, which I believe is free? (Or just pirate word/office?)

I actually use Googledocs for writing pretty exclusively, but I very rarely have to format anything, and I revert back to word for that just 'cause I have it.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on November 23rd, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm messing with open office now, but it's flagging spelling errors that arn't errors. I used leapt like 6 times, and it kept telling me to change it to leaped, but I know both are correct XP

It's also flagging correct words too. I had to hit the 'ol dictionary to check a few I KNEW were right, but the spellchecker was just not that versed in english I guess. Lawl?
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on November 23rd, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
lol oh dear. Maybe it's one kind of english only? Is there dictionary settings?
I find the Firefox spellcheck does that as well. ^^;
Nerdy Temptressbevo on November 23rd, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
I use open office...and I like it pretty good.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on November 23rd, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been messing with that one, but the spellchecker makes me sad.
(Anonymous) on November 23rd, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
Free word processors
http://www.jarte.com/ check this one out or just type in Free word processers in google, lots come up.

Open office is one I used for awhile, but don't need it very often, Works good.