Tech Tuesday: Compatible Microsoft Word Program

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Ok fellow Smashwords writers, what word-compatible program have you found that uploads successfully? My MS Word corrupted 3 yrs ago and would not reload on my pc; the MS word online does not save in the correct format and ofc 365 charges to be used. Need a free download, word-compatible program that saves in the only format that smashwords accepts, .doc-97-2001.

I have tried uploading with WPS, Olive, Kingsoft, Polaris, Google Docs, Office Suite, Docs-To-GO and Open Office and pdf files are just to complicated. Smashwords does not respond to questions regarding compatible word programs.

So what do you use to upload your manuscripts to the online ebook retailers?