Check to make sure that you have selected the correct file type in the open dialog box. If you save a file in one format, but ask KWord to show you the files from another format, you will not see your saved file.
A kwd file is a KWord document.
A kwt file is a KWord template file.
For updates to KWord you should always check the following sites:
The KOffice website (http://koffice.kde.org) is the first place to look for updates. Any software updates, bug fixes or announcements of new releases of KOffice will be found here.
Addons for KOffice can be found at http://koffice.kde.org/addons/. 14.4.
KWord (like all of KOffice) is completely themeable. You can use any QT or KDE theme to customize the look of KWord.
KWord does have the ability to import Microsoft® Word files. The conversion process is not perfect, and some formatting information will be lost. For more details please refer to the Import/Export Filters section of the documentation.
At the moment, KWord does not yet provide support for exporting to Microsoft® Word documents. If you need to exchange documents with MS Word, you should use Rich Text Format as an intermediate file format. Rich Text Format files are converted well by both Microsoft® Word and KWord,
Yes. Instructions on creating a PDF file are found here.
What you and your friend need to do is agree on a file format that both word processors can read and write effectively. Rich Text Format is probably a good choice.
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