First time using it and it wont open

May 29, 2013 at 19:18:52
Specs: Windows 8
This is my first time using Wordpad, I have a new computer that came with windows 8.It will not create a new document even though I have never used it before.

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#1
May 29, 2013 at 19:26:57
Forget wordpad. If you want documents that everyone can open download open office, it's free and is very similar to Microsoft's Office. It works much better. Many new computers have a trial version installed of Word or Office.

http://www.openoffice.org/download/


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#2
May 29, 2013 at 19:29:28
Tried downloading but Norton doesn't like it.But thanks anyway!

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#3
May 29, 2013 at 19:41:49
Wordpad or Microsoft Word?

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#4
May 29, 2013 at 19:46:28
which one doesn't work?neither.i couldn't download open office either

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#5
May 29, 2013 at 19:52:13
I'm not a Windows 8 user but Wordpad has been a part of Windows for many years & it's free. Microsoft Word is a part of Microsoft Office & has to be purchased. Here's how to create a shortcut/tile for Wordpad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgOc...

"Many new computers have a trial version installed of Word or Office."

I would say MOST have the trial versions. If that's what you have & you haven't paid for the right to use it, I suggest you uninstall it & replace it with either OpenOffice or LibreOffice.

"Tried downloading but Norton doesn't like it"

Is Norton a trial version as well? or did you pay for it? Windows 8 comes with free anti-virus protection (Windows Defender) but most OEMs disable it & try to sucker you into buying crapware like Norton or McAfee because they get a kickback. If you didn't buy it, uninstall it & enable Defender.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2020...

Here's a link to LibreOffice, it's a fairly big download:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_l...


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#6
May 29, 2013 at 20:27:55
Norton is only flagging it because it is an executable file, there is nothing wrong with the download, despite the Norton warning. Open office/Apache are very well known and reputable.

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#7
May 29, 2013 at 22:01:44
ah I got it to work.thx!

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