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Word processing software that never quite managed to sort out auto-paragraph numbering but nonetheless sweeps all other office word-processing software before it.

Refuseniks may prefer Microsoft PowerPoint (if trained in middle management) or even Microsoft Excel (if accountancy) as a canvass for composing documents. But the days of purpose-built alternative word-processing software packages, like Lotus Notes or WordPerfect or even the admirable but, preternaturally doomed open source application OpenOffice are long gone. Google Docs might survive, but only because it purports to fill a very different need.

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