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    openSUSE 13.2 64bit KDE 4.4.16

    I proofread and correct newspaper articles provided in .doc format. But my netbook only has a 16GB drive which is already overloaded. OpenOffice Writer
    takes up too much room. Abiword does not print or export .doc. I've tried Calligra but it clutters up the screen and offers too many features I don't use such as graphic images. Ted doesn't work with .doc. Could someone recommend a simple word processor that keeps the incoming fonts, exports .doc format and prints?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    openSUSE 13.2 64bit KDE 4.4.16

    I proofread and correct newspaper articles provided in .doc format. But my netbook only has a 16GB drive which is already overloaded. OpenOffice Writer
    takes up too much room. Abiword does not print or export .doc. I've tried Calligra but it clutters up the screen and offers too many features I don't use such as graphic images. Ted doesn't work with .doc. Could someone recommend a simple word processor that keeps the incoming fonts, exports .doc format and prints?

    Thanks in advance.
    Have you considered using an online editor? Google Docs for example

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    I've also read Kingsoft Writer is reasonably lightweight, although I have no experience with using it.

    Check it out for yourself:
    http://wps-community.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Have you considered using an online editor? Google Docs for example
    Yes I have, but the material is copyrighted and the author has instructed me not use cloud or Internet based services. He works in computer security, so I can't argue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    Yes I have, but the material is copyrighted and the author has instructed me not use cloud or Internet based services. He works in computer security, so I can't argue.
    Fair enough. What about the other alternative I mentioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    I've also read Kingsoft Writer is reasonably lightweight, although I have no experience with using it.

    Check it out for yourself:
    http://wps-community.org/
    Thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately zypper reports...

    Code:
    Overall download size: 63.8 MiB. Already cached: 0 B  After the operation, additional 273.5 MiB will be used.
    I wouldn't call that a small footprint. That's because it wants to install a "suite" rather than a stand-alone word processor.

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    Hi
    What about tea-editor, I use to have it up on OBS, but can resurect the latest release for you?
    Old article...
    http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/74677.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    What about tea-editor, I use to have it up on OBS, but can resurect the latest release for you?
    Old article...
    http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/74677.html
    Thank you for the prompt reply. I read the description in your link, but could not find any reference to reading, writing and printing .doc files. So far only LibreOffice can do that. Even Abiword is incapable of that under KDE.

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    softmaker office's free version aka freeofffice
    I use the win version for simple things
    an rpm package use to be in the non-free repo's
    you can get it from the developers free page
    http://www.freeoffice.com/en/downloa...-mobile-office
    you will need to give them an e-mail
    a temporary email from yopmail.com will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    Thank you for the prompt reply. I read the description in your link, but could not find any reference to reading, writing and printing .doc files. So far only LibreOffice can do that. Even Abiword is incapable of that under KDE.
    Hi
    It supports docx and abiword, I've built the latest version so give it a whirl....
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...1.1.x86_64.rpm
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