AjaxWrite offers the basic functionality of programs like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice for free on the web. No need to purchase, download or install anything. Open the website and you're ready to go.
The only requirement is Firefox 1.5 or newer, the operating system itself does not matter.
The application supports the loading and saving of Microsoft Word and OpenOffice documents, and many other text formats. The website itself is imitating the look of your favorite word processing software with all the standard options available as well (for instance different fonts, paragraphs and so on). This is also great if you are in dire need of converting a file into a different format, for example .doc into .txt format. Give it a try, its great.
Update:Ajax Write is currently not available on the developer website. A notification reads
We are developing a brand new ajaxwrite.com! In the meanwhile...
It is not clear when the notification was added to the site and whether a new version of the online document writer will be made available at a later point in time.
Users who are looking for a word like document creation and editing service on the Internet can alternatively look at Google Docs or Microsoft's Office 365, developed by Google and Microsoft respectively.
Both services require an account. A Google account is required to make use of Google Docs. Microsoft's Office 365 service requires a Windows Live account instead.
Both offer the core functionality of word processing tools. This includes the ability to load and save documents, edit documents online and use formatting options and other features to format the documents.
Update: The original AjaxWrite website is no more, it is now displaying unrelated contents to site visitors.
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