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Are there any good online Word Processor that can compete with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice?

I have tested Google Docs but it's quite limited and don't offer many features. Are there any good alternatives?

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Unfortunately, I don't think you'll find anything that has feature parity with Word or right now. –  James Jan 4 '11 at 14:57
@James: I don't requires that it has features parity with Word, but it should be a bit more useful than Google Docs at least. –  Jonas Jan 4 '11 at 15:07
Can you expand on your question and describe 3-5 features that you're looking for? –  Doug Harris Jan 4 '11 at 19:49
@Jonas I agree with Jonas please add some features to this question –  phwd Jan 5 '11 at 16:18
Looks like flamebait, too vague. What's your definition of "good" anyway? Zero uploads? No formatting? –  Eight Days of Malaise Jan 6 '11 at 5:15

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There's Zoho Writer. It has a decently large feature-set and uses a tabbed interface that takes some inspiration from both MS Office 2007 and traditional menus.

I have heard that it preserves the correct formatting in .doc files it can't render properly, but I have not tested this.

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+1 Looks promising. –  Jonas Jan 4 '11 at 15:05

There is Docs for Facebook (free!), which is a collaboration between Facebook and Microsoft. See screenshot below for interface:

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This is probably the closest you get to Microsoft word online. –  thunderror Jan 5 '11 at 8:33

Office Web Apps from Microsoft.

More info on Wikipedia.

This is the same technology behind the Facebook docs service, so I suspect they will be very similar in functionality, except this is tied to your Hotmail or Skydrive account instead of your Facebook account.

Office Web Apps - Screenshot

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You can also take a look at Nevron Writer Online.

It's a free online text editor, which does not require registration and is much more feature rich than most other web based text editors, because it's written in Silverlight and does not have the limitations of HTML and JavaScript. The only drawback is that it requires the Silverlight plugin installed to your browser.

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