Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question. This Week’s Topic: What word processing program do you use to write your manuscript, and can you share one handy trick you’ve learned in that program that has helped you while you write?
As someone who remembers using typewriters, this week’s question made me feel old laugh. I’m a long way from my trusty electric Brother and I think I’ve tried just about every word processing software out there.
I used to be slavishly devoted to Microsoft Word but now find myself a complete fan of OpenOffice. Completely free (donations always accepted), open-source software that does everything that Word does, or at least everything that I needed Word to do.
I particularly like the comment feature, which lets me add thoughts for later edits/revisions, and that you can export documents as PDFs. I often edit docs in this format because of its ease of readability. Sometimes all it takes for me to notice errors is to see the manuscript in a different format.
What processing software do you use?