Mcrosoft Word Alternatives.

  spuds 14:06 28 Jul 2008
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Can someone direct me to a download of a working alternative to Microsoft Word.

I have received a cd rom which contains text, but for some reason Word seems reluctant in opening the cd correctly.

Open Office or Ability as been suggested?.

  ambra4 14:09 28 Jul 2008

OpenOffice.org

click here

  jack 14:09 28 Jul 2008

click here

You have not mentioned which operating system you have
Vista by any chance

  Batch 14:09 28 Jul 2008

Open Office is the obvious choice.

But you could aslo try Microsoft's Word Viewer at
click here

  961 14:29 28 Jul 2008

If you type "word reader" into googlw you'll get a download from Microsoft that should solve the problem

However, is there a problem with the cd?

  961 14:30 28 Jul 2008

Try Google instead

Even my computer don't have googlw

Yet

  DieSse 14:55 28 Jul 2008

Perhaps the files are in docx format?

.docx converter for word

click here

Or try the Go version of Open Office here, which has some improvements over the standard version

click here

  lenc 15:19 28 Jul 2008

Abiword is pretty compatible and free(and a lot smaller than OpenOffice!).
click here

  spuds 17:28 28 Jul 2008

Thanks everyone for the much appreciated inputs.

The disk contained information about Horsemanship and events, but what the author omitted to say the disk required Microsoft Word, which for some reason wouldn't open the disk contents.

Downloaded Open Office, and after a little wait and head scratching, all was revealed :O).

Thanks again everyone. Will now tick as resolved.

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