Is there free text editor as alternative to Word?

  GloriaM 05:08 27 Jul 2010

Is there any free but good text editor which can be used as alternative to Microsoft Word ?

I mean one can be downloaded and installed in my PC , not online tools by Google.

Thanks in advance all!
I have Winodws XP.

  Kevscar1 05:50 27 Jul 2010

Try putting free text editor in your search engine

  wee eddie 08:18 27 Jul 2010

click here

Should do the Trick, but you will also have 'Word Pad' on your PC which also does the job, albeit without the bells and whistles.

  iscanut 20:54 27 Jul 2010

I agree with wee eddie, go for Open Office.

  mgmcc 22:24 27 Jul 2010

The "Text Editor" built in to Windows XP is Notepad.

The "Word Processor" built in to XP is Wordpad.

  wee eddie 22:34 27 Jul 2010

but you're right, or should I spell it "Write"

  mgmcc 09:02 28 Jul 2010

>>> mgmcc ~ I think that that qualifies as Pedantic

Actually, I'd missed the fact that you'd already mentioned Wordpad and was posting the info for the original poster, who might not have been aware of the two built in applications. ;)

  woodchip 18:52 28 Jul 2010

Is WordPad any good. Start\Programs\Accessories

  wee eddie 09:18 29 Jul 2010

Quite adequate for Letters and possibly even writing a Book. It is not blessed with a lot of extras.

  BT 16:56 29 Jul 2010

Lets face it, how many of us use even a small fraction of the 'extras' in Word. For most everyday purposes, as you say, Wordpad is more than adequate

  john bunyan 18:31 29 Jul 2010

I am trying Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 3, (free from IBM), mainly for the spreadsheet part as I an more used to 123 than Excel. It has a good word processor as well.

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