Chapter 3. Word Processing

Your new computer has an operating system installed, and you can play a card game or two and browse the Internet. Now it's time to start loading up your new machine with some great free software. That's what I'm going to show you how to do in this book. We'll start our discussion of free, alternative software solutions with one of the most common activities: word processing.

Grade school children, college students, business professionals, retirees, and everyone in between have most likely used a computer to write a letter, and I'm sure you have, too. You might run into the occasional individual who uses only a typewriter or paper notepad, but common practice in today's world is to use word processing software. In fact, ...

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