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Why You’re Still Using Microsoft Word

On Tuesday, I asked Gizmodo readers why they’re still using Microsoft Word. And a lot of people answered the call. Like, hundreds of people expressed some rather powerful opinions about the aging office tool — so many that I had to share some of the best. Read More >>

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18 Tricks to Make Yourself a Microsoft Word Master

Microsoft Word is packed with with all kinds of features, many of which you might never come across when you’re typing up a report, short story, essay, or whatever else you might be working on. To help you uncover some of the lesser-known tricks the software is capable of, we present a bunch of our current favourites. Here are 18 tricks that will turn you into a master of Microsoft Word. Read More >>

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The Best Microsoft Word Alternatives That are Totally Free

Microsoft's titan of a word processor is used almost everywhere by almost everyone, but what if you don't want to shell out money for your word processing needs? Here are our favourite alternatives to Word. They're all free, they're all capable of working with the ubiquitous .docx format, and they all offer some very useful features on top as well. Read More >>

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“A Rather Unusual Way to Write Books”: The First Literary Work Produced With a Word Processor

An Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland has identified the first literary work to be written with a word processor, instead of a typewriter. The book is Bomber, by Len Deighton, a World War II thriller published to critical acclaim in 1970. What follows is a magnificent tale which sees several fellow authors' names being put forward for this accolade, before Deighton himself was fingered. Read More >>