Word Processor with Small Footprint

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  1. Genady Prishnikov

    Genady Prishnikov Registered Member

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    Hi Wilders friends!

    I'm looking for a lightweight word processor (small footprint, minimal resources) for my laptop which, despite 1GB RAM, just putters at times.

    One thing: I have tried AbiWord and don't like it at all. I'm open to any and all suggestions.

    Thanks and best wishes to all!

    Genady
     
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    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

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    AbiWord :D

    If you really want light weight, it may be a little difficult to learn but latex is definately the way to go. It is similar to a programming language, but is used for typing documents, writing books, etc. It is not a WYSIWYG editor, but rather you type in \textbf{what ever you want to be bold in here} and it
    would come out as what ever you want to be bold in here

    This means you can use notepad, gvim, emacs, etc. for typing your documents, then all you have to do is run it through latex and you get a beautifully typed document.

    MikTex is the version of latex for windows, and Getting Grips with Latex is one of the more useful guides.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  3. Rmus

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    One reason I've not upgraded from MSWord95 (Word 7) is that it is lightweight (compared to the newer versions.)

    My laptop has 768MB RAM and I've not had any problems with puttering...

    I'm not sure how one would acquire a copy of it...

    regards,

    -rich
     
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    OOO 2.1 uses about 12 MB memory in my case. Not much at all :thumb:
    CPU usage jumps up to 10% during document loading for 1-2 seconds, that's all.
     
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    I never saw this before :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    I did that same search ages ago and I've tried them all. I found a gem that I wouldn't be without for a single day now: EditPlus, 'an Internet-ready 32-bit text editor, HTML editor and programmers editor for Windows.'

    http://www.editplus.com/

    Of course it's not a *real* word processor but it's versatile, extremely lightweight, highly configurable and the Cliptext feature is just brilliant. When I've finished writing, I fire up Word for the last bit of document formatting.

    Second choice would be Open Office.
     
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    I've used the OO suite for awhile now, and I vote it is anything but light.

    But then again I have an antique for a computer.

    Out of everything I've used on a Windows computer, I think Word and WordPad would fit the best for being "light" word processors.
     
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  9. Genady Prishnikov

    Genady Prishnikov Registered Member

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    Thanks for all the great ideas! I am trying a couple of them out and will report back! Thanks again.....

    Genady
     
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