Up until this point (as in, this very day,) I've written everything in WordPad. From novel manuscripts, to notes for other projects, to random scribblings, to backing up temporary online drafts, it's just what I've always used; and I'm nothing if not a creature of habit. Just last night, something finally clicked in my head, and I realized just how annoyed I was by the lack of a spellcheck. My browser has a spellcheck. Discord has a spellcheck. So why was I contenting myself to write an entire novels in something without spellcheck? Apache OpenOffice was what I settled on. It was free, it was widely recommended, and it seemed pretty legit, as free software goes. Toyed with it a while, happy with the spellcheck and dictionary features, but after correcting and saving about four chapters, something a bit odd caught my eye. They'd each more than doubled in filesize! This occurs even if adding a single character is THE ONLY alteration I make to a file. I didn't change filetype, either; they're still .rtf's, just .rtf's that're apparently 2x less space-efficient. Anybody else have this same experience? Is this 'supposed' to be happening? Is it necessary, or is there some box I can tick in options to save with the same... compression, I guess, as WordPad? I don't need any fancy formatting or anything, I'm just spellchecking what were already supposed to be my 'final' revisions.