I am using Open Office for the first time and I have written a letter. The thing I have noticed with the text lettering is that some of the letters are spaced fine and others are what I would call bunched up and it doesn't look right. Is this normal for this program if so is there another free word processing program which doesn't do this.
Format/Character/Position the last option is 'Spacing'. Check that this is set a t 'Default' and you might try unticking (if it's ticked) he 'Pair kerning' tick box. I've used this app for some time now in both Windows and Linux without problem.
It seems to be something to do with the font size. If you highlight a section of text and change the font size the effect changes. I have just been checking, and using Ariel at 12pt you see the effect. Change to 11pt or 13pt and it disappears. It seems to only be an on-screen effect and does not appear on the printout.