I have to jump in on this thread, not only because it's about downloading Writer only, but because it follows Clueless in Seattle! You might say the same thing about me!
Anyway, I'm not technical at all but downloaded OOWriter years ago & loved it passionately. I used it instead of MS-Word, which I like fine, but I hate MS & its refusal to allow me to use the software versions I want, etc. But I don't want to get in a fight about that. I have a specific question.
How can I download an older version of Writer & nothing else? I've got a new computer which was purchased for me by a state program designed to get disabled people like me back to work, & I'm taking an online course out of UC-Berkeley. The computer comes with Windows 7 & won't allow me to use my old Word 2000, which is my favorite version, easiest to use & just generally tolerable to me.
But I'm finding the latest version of OOWriter is even more arcane than Word 11 or whatever program was installed on this computer--which I have now deleted in favor of Writer. I don't have the time to learn everything required to understand this new version. My program expires in 4 months & believe me, I need every minute of that time.
So I'm trying to download older versions of Writer so I can get this done. How can I accomplish that?
If I had any real savvy, I'd strip Win7 off my computer forever in favor of Linux or Unix or whatever software would allow me to be rid of Microsoft. But I don't. Maybe I can find someone down the line who can hold my hand & do this with me, or do it for me. I can't even figure out how to network two computers together so I can use the same internet device & printer.
Can anyone help me download an older, simpler version of OOWriter? I'm using 3.3.0 now.
OpenOffice 3.3.0 on Windows 7