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View Poll Results: Word Processor of the Year
swriter (OpenOffice.org) 452 66.86%
KWord 57 8.43%
AbiWord 140 20.71%
Writer (Star Office) 27 3.99%
Maxwell 0 0%
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Old 11-25-2003, 01:25 AM   #16
paul.nel
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OpenOffice Rules. Best free software application ever. Tx to all involved.

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Old 11-30-2003, 01:43 PM   #17
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since i voted for open office in the office suite category, heres my chance to vote for abiword. i really like it better overall, and its much faster, but just doesn't have the compatibility
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:19 PM   #18
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I use old version of abiword 1, good interface and very fast

update:
- for some weird reasons, the abiword text-printout from my slackware9 look really bad, so I changed permissions and forbid users access
- it's much better in my bsd-box, the reason is still unknown

Last edited by codec; 01-12-2004 at 07:40 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 03:44 AM   #19
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wheres pico and vi
 
Old 12-01-2003, 06:51 AM   #20
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What about Ted ?

RTF support, exports to PDF and HTML, very lightweight and complete. Why use a bloated monstruosity when there is Ted?
 
Old 12-01-2003, 11:34 AM   #21
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OO is too bloated and runs painfully slow on my system, and the last time I checked out Abiword, it was too buggy for me.

I vote for TextMaker; it's fast, small, and imports Word documents very well. OK, so it's not free, but I am willing to pay for such an awesome program (http://www.softmaker.de).


Tiresias
 
Old 12-05-2003, 02:28 AM   #22
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Talking

I'm using LaTeX

someone else knows another program to write texts that does NOT crash after 70 pages with images included (because staroffice and, *thinks back to old days* microsoft office does)

not wanting to flame staroffice but it's just as unstable as any other office suite when the documents become too large, so I only use it to open microsoft docs and powerpoints
 
Old 12-07-2003, 05:10 AM   #23
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I use it and haven't tried anything else I see Kword though haven't tried it.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 09:00 PM   #24
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Until half a year ago, I always had problems with Abiword. Configuration was hard, and stability was not good, at least at my place. But this has changed a lot.
I don't do a lot of word processing, but Abiword is my favorite here.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 04:36 PM   #25
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OpenOffice is fantastic! I used it when I used to use Windows. I knew eventually I'd be going Linux and knew it was for that OS as well. I wrote a whole computer manual for my boyfriend's computer on OpenOffice's writer - including the table of contents which OpenOffice had a template for the special tabbed contents/separator pages I picked up at a CVS drugstore. swriter comes with a lot of templates, and I love the ability to export to file formats such as .pdf, and create indexes of my documents very easily. Creating the concordance for such indexes is also quite easy to figure out as well.

As for the other apps in OpenOffice, I haven't really tried them yet. Just the writer alone was well worth the very long download via dialup.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 09:02 AM   #26
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LyX

How about including LyX in the choices?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 02:38 AM   #27
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No competition! - J.W.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 12:04 PM   #28
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Quote:
Originally posted by matador
I know this is like screaming 'go USA' in Iraq but I use MS Word, since OO hasn't figured out equation editor and some other functions in word. If I wouldn't have to use MS word at school I wouldn't buy MS office, and I will probably not buy a new one.
May I suggest learning a bit TeX/LaTeX?
Best way of rendering equations and not so hard to learn its basic features.
And Abiword (and other WP too) got a TeX/LaTeX export feature, what about Microsux Word?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 12:08 PM   #29
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Quote:
Originally posted by kingka
I'm using LaTeX

someone else knows another program to write texts that does NOT crash after 70 pages with images included (because staroffice and, *thinks back to old days* microsoft office does)

not wanting to flame staroffice but it's just as unstable as any other office suite when the documents become too large, so I only use it to open microsoft docs and powerpoints
Praise to LaTeX users!

Try to place/move figures in Microsux Word...........

BTW we need to boycott Microsux Powerpoint too...
Slides in (LaTeX)PDF format aren't so bad, either.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 02:56 PM   #30
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I'm currently using Latex. I like the power it gives me as well as making me concentrate more on what I'm writing and not what it looks like until I get around to the formatting. I also like KWord.
 
  


 


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