TomJerry, Looks good also,now im in 2 minds whitch to dload he usually brings home floppy disks with word docs on that he has saved from school so he can work on them at home and i dont have anything that can open and run them,well i have word pad but its "not the same" as he says,lol.
I noticed that Abiword has a pluggin to input jpegs and bitmaps,i do know he looks sometimes for images for his homework and prints them out on a seperate paper would this plugin allow him to put the image with his writing and save/print the whole lot in 1,insted of 1 with the text 1 with the image?.Sats they are a bummer lol.
This is probably not to be recommended, but I have open office, star office and MSOffice 2k all on a win98 partition (mind you, I don't use it often...) and they work fine together, so you should not have any problems with it.
Openoffice is better because it got Component for "Word" (Open and Save doc file without any problem), and "Powerpoint" (actually better, it can save presentation as flash movie file) and "Excel". But Abiword only has Word.
Because your son do homework, he sometime may need to enter Math Formula which Openoffice can handle, but I am not sure about Abiword and Easyoffice.
There is another thing, Abiword initially designed for Unix so user interface is not very "Windows Friendly".