I you only use WP occasionally why not just use WordPad ? It does most things needed for quickly typing a letter etc. and it is on your computer anyway.
tried it but even though I dont use it often, I want to be able to make tables, see where the page ends &, I dont know - have more control
( I must ... have control ...
I installed the trial version of Textmaker http://www.softmaker...m/english/ofw_en.htm
(SoftMakerOffice - with Word & Excel replacements)
I was having trouble, or rather I should say someone else was having trouble with an OpenOffice word .doc I made - when they opened it in the latest Word all the colour-highlighting was gone.
Sorted that out in textmaker.
You can also open OpenOffice documents.
It seems to hold the original layout much better than with OOo/Word or AbiWord/Word or OOo/AbiWord.
I read somewhere but cant find it now (should be working
) that you can install it on a USB stick.
But the most impressive thing - for a lot of people here anyway, is that you can get an Academic/Student/Teacher liscence for €14 - i dunno - but estimate conversion @ around $16 & (my god, theres no Pound symbol on my keyboard) maybe 7Pounds sterling or so.
(You do need to prove your studenthood or academic status.)
They may as well give it away, well, unfortunately I dont qualify
- it's still under €70 full price so certainly compared to MS it's a bargain.
See Zaine's review (below the Open Office one)http://www.anova.org...are/index01.htm#word