If I wasn’t such a poor poet I’d make a generous donation to LibreOffice. Unfortunately I’m a poor poet so I can’t make a donation to LibreOffice. But I will do this: pass along two-thumbs-up recommendation/endorsement for LibreOffice.
So the ol’ machine gave up the ghost a couple weeks ago and an angel I get to call mine showed great sympathy for my plight with an early birthday gift in the form of a new machine.
Unfortunately: back on the old machine I wrote a lot of stuff in the Works format – the word pad on this nice new machine does not recognize/support such files. And I mean I had a LOT of stuff potentially lost. Okay, there is the thirty day free Microsoft Word, but come on, that’s not the kind of pressure I want to live with or have to work under.
So I looked around for a solution (because the guy at the computer place transferred all the files from the kaput machine to this nice new machine), and lo there was LibreOffice. Took a whirl, trying to keep hopes from ascending too high… and wow! Everything. The thing opens everything – even stuff from an ancient machine that had even older files… opens everything.
Someday when I’m selling books, I will definitely catch up with giving them some support. Until then – should anyone out there need fine (and free!) word program… LibreOffice. It’s really saved my sorry ass.
Of course now I gotta get back to work…. which is another challenge I’ll not use to torture my precious followers.
But yeah – if ever in need – try LibreOffice.