I was looking at a tutorial just the other day and in it was mentioned the AbiWord Word Processor. I thought I would give it a try … and so I installed it on my Ubuntu Gutsy laptop.
The first time I opened it I thought to myself “Boy, this is a zippy program”. It opened in about 1 1/2 seconds and was ready for input from the start. Also, spell check was up and running automatically in the language I needed.
Seems like AbiWord might be something you may like to try out if you find yourself battling with OpenOffice Writer which can be a slight bit cumbersome at times.
AbiWord may not have all the features of Writer, but it can deal with MS Word documents and most likely has about 90% of the features that Writer possesses. So give it a try….
To install it on your Ubuntu Linux computer, just go to your Add and Remove Applications tool and type in “abiword” and install it off the internet. — Have fun —