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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

You are not writing what you are using your word processor for. For my needs, I have found that Atom (or any other modern text editor) and Markdown gets me almost everything I need, and I can easily ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

You could just use Google Docs. I've found that for 90% of features and 95% of people it has all the functionality that you'd find in Microsoft Office. (Obviously estimated numbers, but based on ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

Consider learning, then using LaTeX. See https://www.latex-project.org/ It is an open source software and free of cost. You need to read books about LaTeX before using it. Budget a week of work, and ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

LibreOffice definitely has a dark mode, as well as support for dark themes. See here for the details. Example screenshots: You can get the Dracula theme for LibreOffice (popular as a dark mode theme ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

There is SoftMaker FreeOffice. This has both free and paid-for versions. The appearance and use are much closer to MS Office than the Free / Libre Office alternatives. To run the free version ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

(Many answers and comments to this question ask for some more context as to the purpose and needs of the said “word processing”. Which is kind of an essential question, of course. What the original ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

Also, even if I wanted to pay money, they are all about "subscriptions" and "accounts" these days, which prevent me from a philosophical standpoint... Huh? Buy the non-...
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Word processor for math and code?

Finally i found the perfect thing : Typora You can write your document live with markdown and pandoc support ( so latex is supported!). The best software I ever found to write my domcuments!
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Word processor with infinite page feature

Almost all modern word processors have this as an option. For some examples: In Google Docs - Select View and un-tick Page Layout Word 2010 - On the View tab select Web Layout LibreOffice Writer - ...
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Is there a system to generate ODT documents from a markup-like language?

I think that it would be a good idea to take a look at using Markdown or ReStructuredText + Pandoc - You can use markdown/rst just like you do on SO and then convert it to any of a number of document ...
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Lean and fast RTF (Rich Text File) editor with more features

After you posted your comment on my question, I actually think the solution I found will fit for you. AbleWord http://www.ableword.net/ Windows compatible Yes, Windows XP SP2 and up. Free Yes, free ...
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Linux label editor for a dedicated label printer

I just bought one of this model myself. I'm not sure why you are attacking the problem this way - this is what worked for me. First, you need the brother Cups and LPR drivers. Get them from [1]. ...
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Linux label editor for a dedicated label printer

Since you want to produce a document where all the text is in the same direction, rotating the text in the word processor is not a good approach. You'll be limited to cumbersome interfaces designed ...
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Professional report writing software options

LaTeX is a document preparation system. Strictly speaking, LaTeX is a markup language built on top of the TeX typesetting system; more generally “LaTeX” can mean a set of tools built around the ...
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Is there a system to generate ODT documents from a markup-like language?

pandoc has already been mentioned... it is also my favorite tool for this kind of task. But missing in the previous answer was the following important fact about Pandoc: command line parameter: --...
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Convert Microsoft Word to PDF of minimal file size

I've used CutePDF Writer (free) (http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp) for years, as I've found it to produce consistently good results with small file sizes. Highly recommend it if you ...
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Convert Microsoft Word to PDF of minimal file size

Consider using the LEADTOOLS ePrint virtual printer driver and file converter (https://www.eprintdriver.com/). You can select one or more Word files and "print" them to a virtual PDF printer. Using ...
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Free word processing software that supports importing multiple images

LibreOffice suite's Writer can import several images by just dropping them from Windows Explorer. (I have not installed OpenOffice on this computer, but it probably will work similarly) But dropping ...
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Math document containing some Sage calculations

SageMath provides a Jupyter Kernel which allows you to create notebooks that mix text, (in markdown), and actual sage code, (including the results of running the code & rendering the markdown). ...
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Word processor that can work with HTML?

Another WYSIWYG HTML builder is BlueGriffon. Similar to Kompozer but I found it a little easier to use. BlueGriffon is still under development and the latest version was released in November, 2017. ...
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Word processor that can work with HTML?

Word processors are different from HTML editors. Typically word processors are a kind of general-purpose software which you can compose letters, reports, even writing books can be done by word ...
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Write an article/web-document with mathematical formulas; Android/Windows

The trick that you can use is to edit your text on your phone in "plain text" using one of the mark up languages that includes support for mathematical mark-up examples include ReStructuredText and ...
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Tool to edit MS word document via web application and process via server

Apache POI : https://poi.apache.org PHP Javabridge example: https://gist.github.com/motin/6115683 PHPWord: https://github.com/PHPOffice/PHPWord LiveDocx: Zend supported https://framework.zend.com/...
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ODT (LibreOffice) support on iOS

There are a few solutions that try to offer the full LibreOffice experience on Android / iOS, but those are usually very big and a bit clunky to use. As a lightweight solution on both iOS and Android ...
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Need a word processor to work with Microsoft Word documents

You can use Google Docs. It is free for personal use. You can upload a Microsoft Word document from your device (File -> Open -> Upload) and edit it then download it as a Microsoft Word document ...
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Is there a WordStar clone for Linux?

If you are strictly interested specifically in WordStar clones, there’s WordTsar. If other “simple” programs are acceptable, you might want to consider a Markdown editor like Typora. I’ve used Typora ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

Depending on your tastes and goals, "Emacs" (google "emacs for Windows"...) has been my text editor on unix/linux for 30 years, and on Mac OS since 2006, when that OS started ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

There is one (not yet mentioned option): OnlyOffice (as a desktop version as well as online Google Docs-like one - however, the latter one is deployed on your own infrastructure, thus keeping the docs ...
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Tool to edit MS word document via web application and process via server

Syncfusion Document Editor can be used to display and create/edit Word documents in web applications with a .NET/Core backend: Live Sample. The entire product is available for free through the ...

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