TextMaker is a Microsoft Word-compatible word processor, part of SoftMaker FreeOffice.
It's available for free included in the FreeOffice suite.
It runs lean (using around 12MB of RAM on my system) and is surprisingly feature rich.
The furiously fast word processor that is as well-suited for your daily
correspondence as it is for designing brochures and flyers, and that
masters everything from short letters to scientific papers.
- Faithfully reads and writes your DOC and DOCX files from
Microsoft Word 6.0 to Word 2010.
- Lets you create great-looking documents with its easy-to-use
desktop-publishing features such as master pages, frames,
contour wrap, kerning, and 3D text effects.
- Large range of high-quality spelling and hyphenation tools
- Flexible PDF export directly from the application
- Can also be run directly off your USB flash drive.... More Info »
When you write a letter with TextMaker, you don't have to type in the recipient's address by hand. TextMaker simply inserts it from its built-in address book.
TextMaker checks your spelling while you are typing, marking typos with a red underline. This is not limited to English: TextMaker supports spell checking in a wide range of languages, even Russian and Arabic.
Do you need an envelope for your letter? TextMaker comes with an envelope wizard that frees you from having to measure and position the address and sender fields.
Would you rather send your letter by e-mail? Not a problem either. TextMaker creates a PDF file and offers to send it by e-mail.