Freeware Friday: Dash Off Quick Documents In WordPad
Category: Operating systems, Desktop PCs
Maybe you don't really need Word. For free document viewing, editing and saving, there's always WordPad.
WordPad is a free little word-processor--it comes with Windows.
In XP navigate to Start >> Programs >> Accessories >> WordPad . Select and click WordPad.
In Vista or Windows 7, click Start and in the search box type: wordpad
WordPad will save and open files in .txt, .doc and .rtf formats. It's a bare-bones text editor--no spellchecker here--but it's free!
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