MS Word

peterr

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Jan 4, 2013
Silver Spring MD
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I thought Libre Office a good way around buying Word until I found it has trouble with mobile devices and compatibility. It really is good other than that.
Is there a way to get just MS Word to install?
I avoid the clouds as much as possible. so don't use Google docs. My data is in external drives.
Even Google Drive is changing its name - no place for your data IMHO.
So, do I have to buy Home and Student 2016 if I want to avoid this new gimmick by paying by the month. Everything is ez by the month till the end of the month and I can hear, "My word, I cannot make ends meet."
I admit MS Word meets all compatibility and is nice to have but I dislike contributing to that company.
So unless there is another option, is it MS Office Home and Student one time to get the real Word?
 

Tony D

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What do you mean that it has trouble with mobile devices? I don't get it. You create word processing document in either L:ibre Office or MS Word. What's the difference that you're seeing?
 

Tony D

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Oh, I don't know how to send a message to a phone using any word processor. I don't know why someone would use a word processor to send a message to a phone.

Do you write the message using your word processor and then copy the text and then send that text via SMS using copy?
 

peterr

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With LibreOffice writer set as default just send an email to yourself on your phone from your computer and see how it looks
 

plodr

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Oct 3, 2016
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Why are you sending "documents" to a phone? You send text messages to a phone, not doc or docx items.
I've sent texts to someone's phone when they do not have a computer.
How to Send Text Messages Via Email (SMS & MMS)

Send a pdf if you want to send something really long to a phone. Of course, I rarely read on the phone when I have computers and tablets. My Samsung tablet came with Word and Excel.
 

peterr

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If Libreoffice is your default processor, send an email with the Libre attachment as though you were doing it with Word.
I am not suggesting there are not other ways to accomplish many tasks; I was just pointing out that sending an email message with Libre Writer as an attachment is not fluid a Word.
Google the issue or perform the task as though you do not have Word.
 

plodr

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#9
I refuse to send an attachment to a phone - that's not the purpose of a phone!
Phones are for calling or simple emails, without attachments or text.

I sent an email to a friend this past week - no attachment. She replied on her phone (she doesn't own a computer) and it was a simple 2 sentence reply.
 

peterr

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There is certainly not a problem on my part and I am sorry if anyone is taking offense. My phone and pc are fine and i was just stating that Libre Office is fine with a small glitch or peculiarity. It is an objective opinion, only.
I think there is a misunderstanding here.
Peace to all.
 

Rustys

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@peterr have you tried changing the file to a .doc and see if that helps.

The default file saves to a .odt

The other thing that I will suggest is have that user install the LibreOffice Viewer form the Google Play Store.
 
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