Oracle Open Office Word Processor is a fast, light weight Word Processor which is Free for Windows, Linux, and Mac Operating System. I have been using Open Office since 2003 when it was owned by Sun Microsystems till now, and it has been a great free Office Suite. I mostly used the Word Processor in Open Office which has served me very well for most of my college days.
Open Office 3.2 Word Processor has everything I need in a word processor which includes auto-save/recovery, print preview, spell check, bold, indent, and underline text, positioning text, adjusting the margins, inserting tables, inserting links, the ability to save files as .doc for sharing files with MS word users, and .pdf file for writing eBooks, header, and footer insert, page numbers insert, lists, bullets, inserting pictures, word count and more. One of the main strength of Open Office is it can open and convert files to many different document formats which can be open with other Word Processors like Microsoft Word.
All of the most commonly used tools and functions can be easily found on the top tool bars for Open Office Word Processors . If you hover your mouse over the buttons, a bubble will appear and tell you what the button does.
Open Office 3.2 has been fast and stable in Ubuntu Linux 10.10 and Windows 7 Operating System. I hardly ever experience crashes when using Open Office Word Processor to type out my blog posts, and other documents. I also find it easy to use Open Office to write E-Books by converting Open Office Document files to PDF with Open Office Word Processors. PDF files can be read with the Amazon Kindle, and other E-book readers or tablet PCs.
The spell check for Open Office is pretty good. Open Office supports a lot of different languages like Canadian English Spelling and more. Like other word processors, Open Office uses a wavy underline on words you spelled wrong. You can also add the word to the dictionary if you are using a new word the dictionary does not recognize, or slang words. Open Office can also guest what words you are planing to type out, and all you have to do is click the enter key on your keyboard to make Open Office Word Processors type it out for you. This feature is similar to cell phones auto-guest feature. If you click enter, it will type it out for you, but if it is not the word you plan on typing, you can continue typing and ignore the auto-guest feature which can save you a lot of time if you are writing an essay.
I now use Open Office to type out a lot of my blog posts before pasting the text to the WordPress Editor in HTML mode since I find Open Office to be more user friendly then the WordPress editor. I plan on using Open Office to write a few eBooks to help in promoting my websites, and blogs better, and earning a few extra dollars by selling eBooks to pay for web hosting and domain registration.
I am also saving my Open Office Document files in my Ubuntu One Cloud Folder, so if my computer breaks, I still have a copy of my document backed up to the Internet. You can use DropBox, if you are using a non-Ubuntu operating system.
Open Office Free Word Processors 3.2 by Oracle has been a great word processors for my needs like writing resumes, letters, blog posts, ebooks, and homework.
You can download Open Office from OpenOffice.org .
Oracle Open Office is also the default Office Suite for many Linux based Operating Systems like Ubuntu which you can learn about on my Ubuntu Linux for Newbie help site.
I recommend you get Getting Started with Open Office .org 3: OpenOffice.org 3.0 if you want to learn how to use all the features of Open Office, or had no or little experience with Office Suite software. It is not a very expensive book since it only cost 20 dollars at Amazon. If you buy 5 more dollars in items, you can ship it for free to your house for US residents.