Marie is looking for a word processing program in Windows 10. “I just bought an HP laptop with Windows 10 on it and to my surprise I do not see a program to create word documents.  I am asking if you know one i could download, free.  Also, can you suggest a program that i could install, also for free, to open the .wps files I transferred from my old computer. They were created in Microsoft Works.

Marie, there is a great little word processing program included withe Windows 10, called WordPad. For many people, it will meet all of their word processing needs.

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To find it, just search WordPad in the search box.

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Or look in All Apps under Windows Accessories.

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You could also consider heading over to Outlook.com. Set up a free Microsoft e-mail address and you’ll have access to the online app versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Not to mention free cloud storage on OneDrive.

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You could also download the excellent, free LibreOffice suite.  I think you’ll find that LibreOffice Writer is more than up to the task of handing your documents.

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If you have a Google account, there’s also the option of using Google Docs. Though, of all the option, that is probably my least favorite.

One of these choices should fit the bill.

~ Cynthia