Is There a Free Program Like Microsoft Word?

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  1. iMacBookPro macrumors member

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    I need something to write a paper with on my MBP. I did not order or get Microsoft Word yet. I need a free program to use until I get Microsoft Word. Can you make TextEdit like a word document? I need some help. Thanks. :apple:
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    TextEdit is just a basic word processor. You can do a little with it, but it hasn't near the advanced features of Word.

    If you need something between now and when you get Word, try what miles01110 suggested or get Pages for $20 which is compatible with Word.
     
  3. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Liberoffice is another good free choice. They just recently released a new version that's supposed to be pretty good.
     
  4. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    LibreOffice
    OpenOffice
    Bean
    TextEdit (not as advanced)
    NeoOffice

    Check this out.
     
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  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Definitely use LibreOffice over OpenOffice.

    OpenOffice is really dead now.
     
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  9. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    i second serobin,
    i would just use the trial and purchase it from there. It's must easier, and you get to use it instantly ;)
     
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