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]
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?
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]
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]
Is there a word processing program that can spell-check multiple languages in one document? [more inside]
Google ninjas: What word processing appliance did I have back in 1983/4? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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]
Are there any (preferably free) applications that will turn a few keystrokes or clicks into a large, predefined phrase? [more inside]
Word 2007 freakout: Is my document hosed? [more inside]
I've seen great ideas for modding old laptops, but what can I do with an old laptop word processor? [more inside]
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]
How do I stop Word 2000 (Windows) from displaying field codes constantly? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
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]
I'm looking for a mac word processor with French language support (spelling and grammar) to replace Microsoft Word 2004. [more inside]
I am looking for word processing software that will do very specific accented-character-related tasks. [more inside]
I'd like a word processor that mimics Excel sheets. [more inside]
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]
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!
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?
Can anyone recommend a good Mac OS X-native word processor that isn't Microsoft Word? [more inside] [more inside]