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This app is no longer developed. It has been replaced by Words, which is part of the Calligra office suite
KWord with an open document
KWord brings the power of frame-based editing to all your documents

KWord is a word processor. Naturally it has all the features you'd expect - paragraph styles, indenting, bullets, tab stops, page breaks and full control of your fonts. There are templates for common requirements. Naturally. So where is KWord different?

KWord is different in that it is frame based, so you have absolute control of your document. You may choose to work in columns like a news-sheet, or have a free layout as in a photo-album. Need captions on your pictures? No problem. The choice is entirely yours. Frames may be linked,in which case text will flow seamlessly, making professional-looking layout without the use of a fully-fledged desktop publishing package.

Longer documents sometimes need pages rearranging - the preview mode gives you that freedom. Of course page numbering and other details can be in headers and footers. Chapter numbering is taken care of, and there is an auto-generator for Table of Contents. Footnotes and Endnotes are supported.

Maybe you need to produce your document in several languages? No problem. Select the font for your chosen language. KWord has full support for right-to-left script languages.

So what are you waiting for? It's time to get creative in your writing!

Hints, Tips and Tutorials

  • Basic Layout a tutorial that creates a leaflet with various images and explaining text using KWord's frames technology. Several text frames and image frames will be created and positioned on the page.
  • A Second Layout experiments with placing, grouping and moving images within a text area
  • A Third Layout creates a photo album page to examine text run-around and text-flow.
  • KWord Manual Tutorial on basic concepts of working in a frame-based environment, and detailed guides for all your WP needs.

Problem: You have lost your toolbox

If you have an early 2.0 release you may have the bug that causes this. Simply delete ~/.kde/share/config/kwordrc and it will be re-created. Your toolbox will have been restored.