Reliability of Free Word Processing Application in Supporting Scientific Writing Learning Activities

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Andreas Tigor Oktaga
Siska Narulita
Martinus Apun Heses

Abstract

This article aims to review a free word processing application that can be used offline to support learning activities for writing scientific papers. Free application can be found in freeware and open-source. We collect data from freeware and open-source applications, for our selection based on the operating system that is widely used in Indonesia. Furthermore, selected applications that have a user interface design that is easy to understand for teachers and students. So users can quickly adapt. The evaluation results lead us to suggest that WPS Office as a reliable alternative. The drawback that has is the creation of a bibliography. However, it can still be overcome because the bibliography can still be done manually or by making a copy of the citation facility when using sources from Google Scholar.

Keywords: Offlline application, Word processor, Free

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