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14 November, 2016
I only recently discovered a fantastic word processor called AbleWord, and have found it a pleasant surprise. Think of AbleWord as WordPad on steroids. It is a simple word prosessor with some powerful features. It is Windows only.
The Good - The install is quick with no extra software. AbleWord has a attractive Windows XP style interface. The menus and toolbars (only 2) are sparsely populated with only the basics. AbleWord's real power lies in the formats that it works with. It will open, edit, and save in .doc .docx .pdf .html. Compatability with MS Office formats is good. It has Spell Check, Text Find, and Word Count. Tables and images can be inserted into documents. Everything seems to work well.
The Bad - I have trouble finding anything wrong with AbleWord. One thing that I found confusing was the "Open PDF Text" command. Initially, I tried to open existing PDF files with that command, and had mixed results. Later, I found that opening PDFs with the "Open" command gave excellent results. One suggestion I have is that simple drawing tools would be a welcome addition.
— — — — The Bottom Line — — — —
AbleWord is an excellent application that deserves much wider recognition. It is perfect for most pc users who have basic word processing needs. The PDF functionality make it a must have program.
Download AbleWord HERE
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