AbleWord is a very capable word processing application that can read and write most popular document formats including PDF's. It is fully featured, supporting image formatting, tables, headers & footers and includes spell checking and print preview functions. Best of all it is totally free even for commercial use.
There are a few free Word Processing packages available for Windows but none come close to the features offered by AbleWord. It is highly compatible with popular document formats including .DOC & .DOCX but Ableword can also open and save as a PDF which makes it a very useful tool to have.
AbleWord very simple to install and use, it is commonly used as a PDF Editor and also for converting PDF to Word® but of course it is also a splendid Word processor and supports most of Microsoft Word® features.
March 9th 2015
v3.0 released. Faster PDF loading. Ability to import PDF Text only.
October 10th 2013
v2.1 released. Added "check for updates" function and minor bug fixes
August 12th 2013
v2.0 released. Now includes PDF read/write ability and spell checking.
April 7th 2013
v1.6 released. HTML import/export, fixes to Docx table formatting.