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LibreOffice5 Regrets

Just upgraded from an earlier version, my fonts are suddenly inaccessible??? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Sep 6, 2016 - 1 answer

Recommendations for a Word-compatible OSX word processor?

Having finally run out of patience with having to install a massive security fix every time I want to use Word for Mac 2011, I'm querying the Hive Mind for recommendations for an OSX word processor that can also open/save .doc or .docx files. [more inside]
posted by soundguy99 on Nov 1, 2015 - 14 answers

How to use a word processor in 1987

In the mid-late 80s, Dad brought home a computer. It ran DOS and it had MS Works on it. I played with it a lot and was particularly delighted with an introduction to word processing I saw on it. Using a very basic graphic representation of a typewriter, it explained how a word processor is different, being able to backspace, insert text, and so forth. How can I see that tutorial again? [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on May 20, 2015 - 5 answers

I want to write like it's 1989

I'm looking for a computer that does not have any way to connect to the internet and I can use for word processing and editing. It would be mainly for poetry. It would be great if there was a way to then transfer what I'd written to a different computer. I seem to do my best writing in Microsoft Word/Google Docs, but distractions and poor self control tend to hurt my productivity. Is there a computer out there without any bells and whistles?
posted by holmesian on Mar 1, 2015 - 17 answers

How should I organize endnotes while merging Word documents?

I have a half dozen word documents, each with a heap of endnotes. I need to reconcile them into one big document with all endnotes at the end of the document. What I would like to do is preserve the numbering by chapter: notes on chapter 1 (what was the first document) numbered 1-50, notes on chapter 2 (what was the second document) numbered 1-40, etc. What's the most efficient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on May 18, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for a freeform text editor

Looking for a freeform text editor for PC and/or iPad. It can be browserware. Imagine an infinite canvas that you can arrange text on. Click to type. Drag blocks of text here and there. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by hifimofo on Sep 4, 2012 - 10 answers

What word processor handles foreign languages well?

Is there a word processing program that can spell-check multiple languages in one document? [more inside]
posted by besonders on Jan 26, 2012 - 7 answers

What word processing appliance did I have back in 1983/4?

Google ninjas: What word processing appliance did I have back in 1983/4? [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on Sep 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Writing on android

What options for word processors are there for Android tablets? How well do they work? Would a keyboard attachment make one equivalent to working on a netbook?
posted by Artw on Apr 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking for an iPhone text editor with advanced search and replace.

I'm looking for a text editor or word processor for the iPhone that can do things like search for and remove newlines, or replace tabs with five spaces or vice versa. [more inside]
posted by lore on Jan 17, 2011 - 2 answers

Tools for thinking, writing, and sorting a writer's notebook

John Mcphee wrote about a nifty custom word processor in Wired 7.01 that allowed him to code his notes and reassemble them by topic. What other cool, specialized word processors do you know about? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Blah blah blah web 2.0

Teaching English to a class of university-aged students. There will be one laptop and one projector in the classroom. I've never used technology in the classroom before. Help! [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Sep 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Application for turning a little work into a lot of text?

Are there any (preferably free) applications that will turn a few keystrokes or clicks into a large, predefined phrase? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jul 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Is my document hosed?

Word 2007 freakout: Is my document hosed? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Feb 7, 2010 - 3 answers

What can I do with an old laptop word processor?

I've seen great ideas for modding old laptops, but what can I do with an old laptop word processor? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Dec 10, 2009 - 2 answers

Formatting Differences in MS Word on Windows vs Mac

How consistent is MS Office between Windows and OSX? Will using MS Office on my Mac solve this formatting problem I'm having? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Nov 19, 2009 - 13 answers

Ugly little field codes in Word

How do I stop Word 2000 (Windows) from displaying field codes constantly? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Mar 19, 2008 - 3 answers

mac word processor w/ multiple document gui?

I'm looking for a (good) Mac word processor with some sort of GUI for viewing and navigating among multiple open RTF and text documents, a la the TextWrangler document drawer. I specifically want the documents to remain their own separate entities, as opposed to being gathered in a database or project file as with Scrivener or Mori. A pleasing appearance would be a bonus. I'd also be interested if there's a Linux app that does this.
posted by viscountslim on Feb 3, 2008 - 20 answers

What is the secret to being able to edit documents on different word processors without screwing up the formatting?

Word Processor formatting screwy filter: I use a few different word processors from time to time and I try to use .rtf since I understand that is a universal format yet when I load a document in a different word processor the formatting always seems to get screwed up. [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Sep 22, 2007 - 4 answers

How to write a mathematics paper

I need to write a document with a lot of algebraic formulas. What word processor / page layout program would make this quickest and easiest? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Jun 18, 2007 - 25 answers

Software Reccomendations: Writing a Paper While Keeping An Outline

Need toms help finding a good program or method for maintaining an outline structure within an essay. As you can tell, I'm having a hard time describing my problem. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Mar 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Looking for a mac word processor with French language support to replace Word

I'm looking for a mac word processor with French language support (spelling and grammar) to replace Microsoft Word 2004. [more inside]
posted by Frankieist on Mar 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Help an accent-deprived thesis writer do her thing.

I am looking for word processing software that will do very specific accented-character-related tasks. [more inside]
posted by anjamu on May 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Can I get a hybrid text file/spread sheet?

I'd like a word processor that mimics Excel sheets. [more inside]
posted by oddman on Apr 14, 2006 - 10 answers

footnote management in large Microsoft Word documents

My dissertation consists of about 320 pages, split up over seven chapters; each chapter is a separate document. I'd like to combine the seven chapters into one single megadocument, which is easy enough. But I'm having some trouble getting the numbering of the footnotes the way I want ... [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on May 24, 2005 - 3 answers

I want a text tool that can search documents for phrases within X words of a target.

Text search tool: I'm looking for a word processor or text tool, that will allow me to search documents for phrases centred about particular words. I want to be able to specify a 'window,' say of 15 words; and the tool will then return *all* the text that occurs 15 words either side of the search target. Example: if I searched this AskMe page for "fanboy" as a target, and set my window as '6,' I would expect to get - "aren't trying to show off their fanboy Pitchfork-esque indie creds. The less politics" - from alidarbac's question below, as one of the returns. Free/share/commercial-ware all acceptable. Many thanks!
posted by carter on Nov 18, 2004 - 7 answers

Looking for a simultaneous multi-user word processor program

I want a word processor that lets two users simultaneously edit the same document. Every word processor I've used since, like, 1982, only lets one person edit a document at a time, for fear of people saving over each others' changes. In this modern age, I'm sure that someone has figured out a way to have changes be instantly transmitted to the other user over the network. Any leads?
posted by profwhat on Aug 31, 2004 - 11 answers

Can anyone recommend a good Mac OSX native word processor that isn't MS Word?

Can anyone recommend a good Mac OS X-native word processor that isn't Microsoft Word? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Prospero on Dec 21, 2003 - 10 answers

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