PolyEdit Lite

PolyEdit Lite 5.4

A free text processing tool with all the functionality of professional tools
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PolyEdit Lite is a free application designed to cover the text processing needs of those who require much more functionality than that offered by other standard Windows free tools – such as Notepad - but who do not want to pay the price of commercial tools they will not use fully. This word processing tool includes all the features the average user needs to create, edit, and enhance any RTF, DOC, TXT, or ETF text file in a WYSIWYG environment.

Together with the saving formats listed, this application can open DOCX, DOCM and DOT Word files. Together with the usual text formatting features, with PolyEdit you can create tables, add images, objects, hyperlinks, spell-check your texts, execute external applications, etc. Besides, you can also enhance the security of your ETF documents by encrypting and compressing them with its 448-bit encryption technology.

Some advanced features require downloading some additional tools, like conversion to PDF. Conversion to HTML, to LF UNIX, and to CR Macintosh files is fully functional. You will also need to download and install MathType equation editor to insert complex mathematical expressions in your PolyEdit documents.

PolyEdit Lite is a free word processing tool that provides you with nearly all the functionality you would expect from well-known commercial applications. In fact, for a large number of users - those who very rarely or never use the most sophisticated features of tools of the likes of MS Word– PolyEdit Lite is a very interesting free alternative.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Free full-featured text processing tool
  • Supports the most widespread document formats
  • WYSIWYG editing interface


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