Saturday, February 12, 2005

Great software options

I just tried AbiWord on my desktop PC as an option to Microsoft Word. It was functioning as a web browser/music PC without Office forever, and I kind of preferred not to put MS Office on it. It (AbiWord) rocks. No questions. The .doc format is not the easiest to reverse engineer, but AbiWord does a great job of it. It opened a particularly messy document (lots of font size changes, hand-formatted bullets) without breaking a sweat. I haven't tried editing any fancy table stuff yet, but the portents are good.

Next on the agenda: OpenOffice.

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