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Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word: The Death Match for Research Writing

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, Microsoft Word ruled the roost when it came to word processing. If you wanted to type your love letters or book manuscript, then you used Word. Then along came OpenOffice and LibreOffice to knock Microsoft off their perch a little.

But now we are entering the era of the Cloud, and online solutions are gradually becoming the norm. The main player in this area is Google Docs which resides in Google Drive, and it’s good for basic stuff like letters and reports. But how good is it when you are a student or a researcher, and you need to write an academic research paper?

I decided to see how Microsoft Word stacks up against Google Docs. Which one will do the better research paper?

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