Best Word Processing Softwares

Posted by Avijit on August 30th, 2010

Hopefully the most important software for your office or home is ? word processing software. Generally all major software companies such as Microsoft and others. But they are very costly and have licensing agreements. It is a good idea to use free or open source word processing software. Here is a small list of most popular word processors -

Scribus 1.3.8 

Scribus is a useful open source program that brings professional page layout to Linux/Unix, Mac OSX, OS/2, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows server 2008, Windows 7 etc. Scribus is an Open source, free alternative to Microsoft Word with a compatible word processor. Scribus also allows saving to PDF file & many more. Scribus is probably available & supported in your own language. It supports so many Languages. It offers enhanced printing capabilities & option for direct connection with external email program. Scribus Word Processor uses it for anything writing, cross-references, table of contents; indexes, Auto complete, Auto format & spelling check make light work of the hardest task. Scribus is the most open suite it available as no commercial licenses or software compliance issues to worry about, no language barriers; available on all major computing platforms, the source code for the software is freely available. Hundreds
of thousands of users have participated in the beta testing version. With a fully open development process, Scribus has nothing to hide; this product stands or falls on its reputation Scribus is most user-friendly. It is powerful software that helps you to create great looking document of all kinds. It also lot of support option to help you achieve the best result.

There is an enthusiastic & friendly community around Scribus that assists beginner & pro alike through our mailing list, IRC channel, Wiki, contracted support & the bug tracker. Scribus supports professional features such as CMYK color, spot color, separations, ICC color & robust commercial grade PDF. Scribus is used around the world for newspaper production, book publishing & a wide variety of page layout tasks. This software need some recommendation like that XP theme Disabled, Install Ghost script for Windows this is important for FPS, PS import & printing. The latest version of the software is ? 1.3.8 beta size ? 33.76 MB.

AbiWord 2.8

It is another excellent open source word processor. It is completely free from any cost and license fees. It has the similar functionalities like Microsoft Word. You can use it for creating letters, reports, memos and other documents. It supports ? tables, bullets, images and other MS Word like features. Most important feature is ? it is extremely small in size. The current size of this software is ? 7.95 MB. There is lots of plug-ins available for this software as well as you can install external spell checking plug in for spell checking facilities.

Both of the word processor comes with GNU/GPL license, and free of cost. So you can simply download and use them without any obligation.

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