We only have Linux on our computers here at my home, and I tried to use LibreOffice (a derivative of OpenOffice.org) to fill in an application form for a job, which was in .doc format. However, LibreOffice crashed when trying to save it as I was filling it in, and when I tried to recover the document, LibreOffice said "Error reading file" (no details!) and it came back with the word "FORMTEXT" prepended to every form field, and some of my data missing.
Clearly, I won't be using LibreOffice to fill in this application form!
I can use Microsoft Word as a last resort, e.g. at an Internet cafe. But I'm wondering if anyone knows any other alternative that would work for filling in forms. I've tried Google Docs and I know that doesn't work for this particular form - ironically, it displays the form mostly correctly, but when you have to edit it, it seems you are required to convert it to Google Docs format, and that messes up the formatting.
The employer expects the application form to be submitted electronically except in the case of applicants with certain disabilities, and anyway it would be expensive for me to submit a hardcopy version, as the application deadline is today. I'd have to travel to their offices or use a courier - it'd be cheaper to use MS Word at an internet cafe.
Even a suggestion that's Windows-only might be OK, since I could try to run it on Linux under Wine.