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  1. Donny

    Donny New Member

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    Anyone use Word app for Chromebook?

    Discussion in 'Software' started by Donny, May 1, 2018.

    Long story short is that my trusty laptop died over the weekend. I do not have the money to replace it and picked up a Chromebook thinking Google Docs would suit my needs. I work on books and other material that can run upwards of 1000 pages and I've found that my most recent project (250 page book) cannot be handled by Google Docs. Any edits I try to do hang Chrome up and it is NOT a hardware issue (tried it on multiple computers with the same results).

    I noticed that Microsoft now has a Word app that I can install on my Chromebook, but it's $7/month (I guess they don't want a one time purchase) and I don't want to subscribe to it if it's going to work as bad as Google Docs does. Anyone have any experience with this app on a Chromebook?

    Thanks!
     
  2. big soft moose

    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    you can get both libre office and open office apps for chrome which are free - either can open a word file

    (also per another thread on chromebooks you can use crouton to switch to linux and run either libre or open (or scriv) inthe linux distro )
     
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