KWord is an obsolete text editor and an app for desktop publishing. The program is a component of the KOffice suite and extends its abilities and peculiarities. Consequently, it has been replaced by Calligra Words word processor, included into the Calligra Suite. KWord suggested several new features those times, and was quite popular in the 2000’s.
Primary KWord features
The scheme of text layout in the project relies on frames, which make it similar to FrameMaker by Adobe. The frames can be located in any part of the page, and may combine embedded objects, graphics and text. Each of the new pages stands out as a new frame. Nevertheless, the text may use KWord’s capability to unite frames into a single object. In such a way, the complex graphical layouts can be achieved quite easily in KWord through application of frames.
A lot of DTP (desktop publishing) apps use frames, mostly like KWord. However, those DTP programs apply a principle entitled as master pages. This specific principle empowers the user with the ability to design the structure and content of the document. Moreover, KWord developers designed the usage of the frames to stand out as an applicable variant of master pages, with intelligent copying of frames and their direct location during the creation routine of a new page, for instance, in the case, when there is too much text for a page.
In case of need, you may download KWord for free from any of the external servers, as far as the official page is deprecated and no more available. The text editor perfectly works with the following file formats: txt, ascii, log, ltr, readme, text, odt, asc, 1st, ans, apt, chart, chord, crwl, diz, err, faq, dsc, gthr, hht, klg, lst, man, me, nfo, now, openbsd, rpt, rtx, sms, sub, unx, utf8, vnt, wtx, xdl, odm.