What's the best and most simple writing program for Windows?


Episode 1143

Ann from Orange County, CA

Ann wants a simple word processor that would have the least amount of distractions for writing. Leo knows of a few great applications for the Mac, such as WriteRoom. Microsoft Word wouldn't be the best option for her in this case.

ScooterX in the chatroom suggests draftin.com. This is a web-based word processor. SublimeText.com also has a distraction free mode, and it's web-based as well.

Why am I having problems with the Japanese language in Windows?

Episode 1069

Robert from California

Robert is a professional Japanese interpreter and his computer is divided between Japanese and English languages. He's learned that he shouldn't use the same version of Word with both languages. He says it corrupts the Japanese language in his laptop. Leo suggests using the language packs from Microsoft Word. Word can manage both. He suggests going back to Windows update to get the Japanese language packs. Then he should go into "regions and settings" and choose the Japanese keyboard settings.