OSX and Word?
What OS are you using now?
I use Windows 7 and Linux [Ubuntu and Mint]. Do not know OSX, since I
cannot afford to deal with a Mac.
Piers Anthony - one of the top scifi/fantasy writers - uses LibreOffice
[Writer] for all of his work. He has used LO for several years now,
almost since it first came out according to the info I have read a few
emails replies I have had from him [been reading his work for over 25
years]. He likes to customize his word processor for his wants/needs
and LO works for him. He also uses Linux. He is involved with
self-publishing, print-on-demand, and e-book services. Maintains a
great list of these on his web site to help new writers sort through the
good and bad companies/services they might need.
For the Windows install, you can do a custom one and do come choosing
which options will be installed and not installed. That is what I do
for any Windows system.
As for Malware, and other nasties, having a good anti-virus system and
malware package is important on Windows. I use the free version of
Comondo Internet Suite, plus various "cleaners" and protectors to keep
my Windows systems free of those pesky nasties.
On 01/08/2015 03:55 PM, Tim Lloyd wrote:
The official website for downloading libreoffice is
Follow the links and download accordingly.
I can't categorically advise about malware although I have never
encountered this problem over several LO installs. And I have never
heard of any malware issues.
Have fun and feel free to ask questions.
On 09/01/15 04:01, ginger lines wrote:
I’m just checking that this is the official website for downloading
How can I know.
One more important thing.
This is a new, clean computer. Please, oh please may I not get malware.
I downloaded openoffice from openoffice.org last night and got
each next tab during installation took me to a new ap or extension
which I didnt’ want. I noticed after loading a few of them. I
thought they were part of the program until I saw an ap for
storm warnings to be sent to my computer? Huh? I stopped the
installation there and spent the rest of the night researching how to
remove vosotron and file opener from my computer. I even removed
Silverlight because I was scared of everything then.
So, as you can tell, I want to be so careful
At the same time, I’m grateful to you guys and to OO for dedication
to democratic accessibility.
Yay you. Truly.
Just please reassure me I will get ample warnings and explanations of
any extras. I am a writer and need a good word processing program
and need to open old files created in last years osx and in word.
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