Apart from Microsoft Word, name another similar doc. writer that is suitable for

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  1. Nell Rose profile image92
    Nell Roseposted 6 years ago

    Apart from Microsoft Word, name another similar doc. writer that is suitable for writing ebooks

    I have tried Open Office, but have noticed that you can only write and save in pdf. This is not a problem, but when you download to kindle it doesn't save the page breaks and bunches it all together. Is there another free one like Open Office that works perfectly?

  2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years ago

    Microsoft Works.  I use this software for everything I do, and have for years.  It's very flexible and user friendly.  Give it a try!

    1. Nell Rose profile image92
      Nell Roseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, thanks for answering, I can't use Microsoft at the moment because its too expensive, thats why I wondered if there was anything else, thanks!

  3. Brain Baldwin profile image70
    Brain Baldwinposted 6 years ago

    A large number of alternative word processors can be found through a search on the Web.  They were a product from a previous time when WP and Word were the mainstream but not what writers wanted.  They've come a long way but remain business focussed.  There are even a few free ones out there that are quite good.  I remember using one created by a software developer in the UK who really wanted to become a fiction writer and his creation was born from that.

    For the most part these programs differ from Word in available formats.  Other than specific screen writing software I continue to use Word, because I'm an IT professional with the skills to easily work with what I have.  For screen writing, the compliment of integrated software from Write Brothers and such just can't be beat.  Having functions like breakdown pages generate automatically is something I can't do without.

  4. LongTimeMother profile image94
    LongTimeMotherposted 6 years ago

    Try Sigil. You can download it for free and I think you'll find the Help file is useful. It's been a while since I used it but I recall it would allow you to create kindle files as well as epub and others.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    You might want to get a newer version of Open Office. The last time I used it, there were multiple different formats it could save, including .doc. I always used that feature because I knew, eventually, I would get MS word back and I wanted the files to be compatible.

 
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