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David Griffith

My own personal recommendation  in relation to Libre Office at least is to download and try  using it as a portable application if you are already running MS Office.

I may be unlucky but in the past when trying to install both on the same system they did not seem to play nice together.

Of course if you are on a machine without Office there is nothing to lose.

David G.


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From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 12:45
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors


Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also work with more recent MS Word files.


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From: <> On Behalf Of ann

Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM


Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors


                Hi everyone,


With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?


Any other suggestions?













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