JaneAtt 16:43 28 Aug 2006

all laptops i have looked have windows xp but a few also have works. can i word process without works and is it worth paying more for it?

  Dizzy Bob 16:46 28 Aug 2006

You could add Openoffice (free download) to your laptop. Works is very basic.

Have you considered the student and teacher version of microsoft office (around £75) which includes Microsoft Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheets) Powerpoint (presentations) and Outlook (email and diary manager)


  DieSse 17:00 28 Aug 2006

If you only want WP - then AbiWord (free) might fill the bill - it's a much smaller download than OpenOffice. click here

  Pamy 17:15 28 Aug 2006

Windows Xp should i think have Worpad, a basic word processor

  Stuartli 17:35 28 Aug 2006

WordPad is better than many believe, but another excellent free word processor is Jarte:

click here

  Forum Editor 17:58 28 Aug 2006

come with WordPad, which (as Stuartli says) is far better than many people believe. It's free, and compatible with all versions of Microsoft Office. Try it, go to Start,all programs, accessories, and there it is, down at the bottom of the list.

  Belatucadrus 00:00 29 Aug 2006

Most new PCs however come with some form of office suite, the cheap ones used to have Lotus Smartsuite, now it tends to be Star or Works.

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