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  •  Well MS Word Does Some Of This (3+ / 0-)
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    with its "grammer" checker. Here is what a Google search found. It appears there are more than a few online services. Not sure how well they work.

    And yes, WordPerfect was the other popular word processing application. Heck I know people that still use it. For things like grammar and getting a  document formatted exactly how you want, it was far superior to Word.

    Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 04:41:38 AM PST

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    •  Ha! I'm smart, and do this a lot...... (1+ / 0-)
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      Lots of periods at the end of whatever I'm saying, thus you can think whatever about the correct punctuation....

      LOL...

    •  Thanks anyway...Heck it was nice (0+ / 0-)

      just to get confirmation that my memory was right about WordPerfect.  

      I have always thought it was far better than MS word.  I kept using it too, until folks would complain that their computer couldn't read my document.  

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 04:49:56 AM PST

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      •  Well ..... MS Word Puts A Ton Of Code (1+ / 0-)
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        in the background you can't see/edit (like when you insert a bullet). WordPerfect lets you view this code and edit it. The last ad agency I worked at was very anal about every document that went out. They all had to have the EXACT formatting down to a pixel or individual space. WordPress let us do this. MS Word, not so much.

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 04:53:14 AM PST

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      •  One Last Point. There Is A Free Application (3+ / 0-)
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        call Open Office. Heck it has its own version of Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. Some would argue it is a better suite of applications. It default saves in Microsoft formats, so no problem with other people viewing/opening your files. Heck I'd use it, I just got my MS Office suite for free via a client.

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 04:57:27 AM PST

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        •  Quite good, use it all the time... (2+ / 0-)
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          •  Yeah I Want To Stress, If You Are On A Windows (1+ / 0-)
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            machine there is a FREE (totally legal) application for everything. This is often the case with Macs, but not in every situation.

            If you (1) can't afford and/or (2) don't want to send hundreds of dollars to a company like Microsoft or Adobe, but you still want to be able to do shit on your computer, you can do it for free.

            In fact, there are a few free applications I use that I'd argue are better, let me say that again better, then the version that often cost one hundred bucks plus.

            When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

            by webranding on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 05:07:59 AM PST

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