Go to http://openoffice.org and download their open source suite for free. It is a big download, but installing is nice and easy. If you have a nice fast Internet connection, you owe it to yourself to give this a go.
I have been using and recommending it for years, and can honestly say if you are a casual office program user, this will more than meet your needs. It is always updated and will open any of the latest files Microsoft can offer. You won't have to worry about someone sending you a Word file and they have a newer version so your Word software won't open that particular format.
If you create a document with the Writer program, you can easily export it as a pdf file... uh... did I mention it is also FREE??
Try it... You'll LOVE it! If it serves all your word processing needs, you will be happy too. You can thank me with a nice review of my book.
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