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Alternatives to Microsoft’s cumbersome word processing behemoth, selected by Greta Powell

For some reason recently the inbox has been inundated with questions regarding alternative and free word processors to the ever-present Microsoft Word. So, instead of individual queries this month the column looks at some of the other options and which are the most useful and viable alternatives to Word.

Once upon a time most of these would have to be downloaded, installed, and then run from the computer, but with the online version generally you simply log on and start typing. None of them really has all of Word’s full features so it is a matter of choosing the one that’s right for you. However if it’s quick, easy online access you want with the added bonus of a being a freebie, then maybe it is time to see what an online word processor can do for you.

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