Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor. Its proprietary (but open-specification) DOC format is considered a de-facto standard, although from 2007 and above, Word uses DOCX. Other features include SmartArt, PDF support, and feature searching (as of Word 2016). Word Online, part of https://alternativeto .
- Wordpad comes with Windows, but Word is commercial and has more features than Wordpad. Word may have more features, but is slower, while Wordpad is super lightweight and simple. I'm looking for a lightweight and fast word processor for Linux so I can write quick RTF documents when I don't need the advanced features of a full-fledged word processor, like Wordpad for Windows.
- Not lightweight, costs a decent amount of money. In short, not suitable if you only need something comparable to MS Wordpad.
- is a superset of wordpad so yes you can use word to fully replace word pad.