I don't have MS Word or Office on my Computer, as I don't really have a need for it. Having said that, every now and then, someone sends me a Word document that I can't open. Can someone recommend a program that can be used to veiw Word Documents only without the horrendous cost of getting the whole Office or Word programs?. Having to pay that amount for an Application that I would only use once or twice a year seems rather harsh. Anyone have any suggestions?.
Don't know what version of windows you have, but, if you have "wordpad" or "notepad" you might try opening Word Docs. with those.
I have Windows XP with Word and Wordpad. Experimented w/ it a little and wordpad did open my Word Documents. Of course, I have full Office XP on my computer so the two may be related. I'm not that literate with computers.
Just a thought.
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Re: Opening Word Documents#132106 03/12/0505:28 PM03/12/0505:28 PM
On unix there is openoffice but also there are useful Perl modules that allow one to drive the file conversion part of OOo under script control, so one can do a bulk conversion of .doc files into .pdf format.
Re: Opening Word Documents#132110 03/15/0507:41 PM03/15/0507:41 PM