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    baikal
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    Looking for alternative to WORD
    I am trying to find a word-processing program that is less structured and more writer-friendly than WORD. I have tried Scrivener and like it very much. The only problem is that I tend to write footnotes (sometimes bulky) as I compose my text, and with Scrivener there is no way to conceal them. The result is a nice text broken up by lots large grey boxes, which sort of destroys the entire effect I was looking for.

    Can anyone recommend an alternative word-processing program that has a better facility than Scrivener for writing/concealing footnote references?

    Thanks!

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    Open Office or NeoOffice are both well regarded and free. Find and download...

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    MacWorld recently did a quick overview on word processor programs for the Mac. They listed 10 of them which also included Scrivener. I just searched for the article but couldn't find it or would link you to it. Do a search at the MacWorld site and see if you can find it.

    Regards.

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    Mellel is a word processor that is specifically designed with writers in mind. You should certainly check that one out.

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    You havent considered Pages??

    cheers
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