Yes, this one does cost $0.99, but it is simply to pay for the time to implement all the latest features for Android 3.2+. This version may go free in the future. Auto Refresh, Custom Colors, and Multiple sizes will also be put into the free 2.3.x version.
Looking for the free Android 2.3.x+ version? Go here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vantagetechnic.wordwidgetfree
It is recommend to uninstall the Android 2.3.x version before installing this one. This is to simply prevent confusion as to which one you are adding to your home screen!
New in this version for Android 3.2+ OS:
No more scrolling via buttons! Instead simply drag to smooth scroll the text!
Auto Refresh is back, and better than ever! You now have the ability to specify the time between auto refreshing from 1min to 24 hours.
Custom colors, with opacity, are now possible for both background and text. You no longer pick from a list!
A new button has been added to the widget view to launch an application to edit the file associated with the widget. It is a pencil icon. If no applications are found that can possibly open the file type, then a message will be displayed telling you so.
Word Widget is a widget that allows a user to view and scroll text from .txt, .docx, .odt, and .pdf* files.
*Disclaimer: Text from a PDF must already be embedded in the PDF in order to extract it.
Word Widget allows for multiple instances of the widget to be active with different .txt, .docx, .odt, or .pdf files displayed in each one.
Word Widget can be dynamically re-sized using a custom home launcher that supports widget re-sizing, and supports resizing with Android OS 3.2+
Word Widget also contains various predefined widget sizes which include: 2x2 (Default), 2x3, 2x4, 3x3, 3x4, and 4x4.
Add word widget like you would any other widget to the screen.
The file manager configuration screen will be displayed. Browse through available .odt, .txt, .pdf, or .docx files on your device and select the one to use.
You also have access to general settings and color settings. General settings include font size, file tailing, auto refresh, and number of lines to tail on the file. Color settings include background and font colors for the widget.
What is file tailing? File tailing limits the content displayed to the specified number of last lines in the file.
To alter the configuration of a already displayed Word Widget, simply tap on the settings button on the widget. To reload the contents of the widget simply tap on the reload button. To scroll up and down simple drag your finger over the text!