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Repair My Word
Repair My Word is a data recovery program for Microsoft Word documents. It is designed to recover text from damaged or corrupt Word files (.doc files) that will not open normally. The recovered text can then be saved as an error free Microsoft Word document.
Some common error messages which can prevent a user opening a Microsoft Word document include:
- The document name or path is not valid. Try these suggestions. Check the file permissions for the document or drive. Use the File Open dialog box to locate the document.
- Word cannot open the document.
- Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges.
- When you attempt to open a Microsoft Word 97 document into Microsoft Word version 6.x or 7.x, the document contains garbage characters.
Repair My Word will allow you to obtain access to the contents of corrupt word documents. It will repair Microsoft Word 6.0, Word 95, 97, 2000, XP, and 2003 for Windows.
Repair My Word is simple to use. Just open the corrupt Word file, preview the recoverable text in the preview window and save this text to a new error free Word file.

QJot is a small USB portable alternative rich text editor that reads and writes .doc files, inserts images and more. It is basically meant to serve as a good WordPad replacement. It supports Unicode and runs under Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Its native format is RTF, but it can open, edit and save Word and WordPerfect files (though not with all of their features). It can be used with any script that is supported by Windows and for which a font and a keyboard driver are installed, including right-to-left scripts. QJot is fully portable and can be run from a USB flash drive.

Jarte is a compact, free word processor whose unique interface will make you feel like you are piloting a swift, nimble yacht by comparison. Although Jarte doesn't look anything like the office word processor you are used to, it can handle your word processing tasks with aplomb. If this sounds like the kind of word processor you are looking for then maybe you owe it to yourself to give Jarte a try.
Opens files with file extension RTF, file extension DOC, and file extension DOCX.

A very fast free word-processor, that includes text encryption and spell checker. It is compact, and simple to use. Everything is within reach.

Angel Writer
Angel Writer is a free text editor allowing you to create impressive documents that contain formatted text, graphics and tables. You can learn how to work with Angel Writer in five minutes since it is very similar to Microsoft Word. A comfortable interface, small size and high performance rate that is the text editor Angel Writer. Besides, Angel Writer has rich features for editing text and creating documents in various formats (TXT, RTF, HTML). And at last, Angel Writer is a free alternative.

Atlantis Nova
Atlantis Nova (last freeware version) is a word processor that has quite a bunch of useful features and has an extensive support for MS Word files. It reminds one of Word, surely - same toolbars that became a de-facto standard quite a while ago, almost the same working field with rulers etc. Of course, as the editor can only read DOC file formats and can save documents in rich or plain text files, it will never substitute MS Word. But in small features, ones that make your work with documents easy, Atlantis Nova surpasses its Microsoft prototype. There are plenty of toolbars so you don't have to choose items from the pull-down menu: you're always just a click away from making your text in subscript or, for example, capitalizing a text.
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CATCount is useful software tool for translation industry professionals. It greatly eases task of accounting of Computer Assisted Translation jobs. CATCount does this by translating complex CAT Scheme into one easy number, i.e. CATCount. Additionally, it provides great features for printing and export of used CAT Scheme together with original wordcounts, and resulting CATCount. Wordcount analysis logs of Trados are processed automatically.

CopyWriter is a no nonsense, basic editor for all day use. As a lightweigt general purpose editor it is capable of opening .txt, .rtf, .doc and binary files. Unique features: Writers mode that optimize the screen layout for writing purposes, Utilities plugin system to expand functionality (like SpellCheck or Backup), Runs very well on older systems (tested with 75MHz 486DX 8MB Win95).

Sometimes what you need is not an advanced text processor but a virtual scrapbook to write down an occasional thought, a plan for the day or an Internet URL. With a plain text editor, which can be used for this purpose, you have to run the program first, then create a new file, then type a line or two and save the file. Too many things to do in order to simply write down a thought? Get rid of them with JC&MB Quicknote. JC&MB Quicknote is an always-available notepad tool that lets you type or copy/paste bits of text anytime, demanding no space on your taskbar and as little memory as it can. The program is accessible via shortcuts or via a small line on the top edge of your desktop - move your mouse over it and the tool will 'wake up' and display its transparent and resizable window. But this tiny tool has more possibilities than it seems on the first thought! Beneath the normal text functions, it can run on startup, let you directly access frequently run programs, encrypt secret texts, convert units and even change the system volume by hotkeys. It has also an integrated Task-Manager, and a reminding tool, which can remind you of your notes at certain times, or shutdown automatically your PC. The program is absolutely free, so download this handy tool today and concentrate on content rather than form.

AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to MS Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, etc. It is designed to integrate perfectly with the operating system it runs on. It will take advantage of the functionality provided by the system, such as image loading or printing capabilities.

Ragtime Solo
RagTime is a frame-oriented application for Windows, which combines typical features from office programs such as spreadsheet calculations and text processing with the rich layout capabilities of DTP (desktop publishing) programs. With RagTime you design photo albums, travel diaries, invitations, budgetary plannings, financial statements for associations and much more. With RagTime, you have a single convenient layout environment in which you can process text, tables, drawings, pictures and graphs. The intuitive user interface simplifies your quick access to all of RagTime's functions.

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