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Old 03-18-2010, 09:09 AM   #16
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For building siag, you may find the following post, and comments helpful

http://www.debian-administration.org...pirit/weblog/1

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Old 03-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #17
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siag-office is really close to what I am looking for in the GUI, but it's so buggy and the fonts look so bad it's unbearable. It crashes all over the place. Damn it.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 12:24 PM   #18
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Based on all the above, I suggest KWord or KWrite. Both are from (or involve) KDE, so they depend on the base-library packages of KDE, which are kinda large, but if you want a REALLY good text editor that can do everything you want, KWrite is my suggestion. I've tried other editors, and am still experimenting too, but I *still* have KWrite because the smaller editors just aren't as friendly and easy to use for anything more than a simple text file.

What I propose if you want to trim down the installation size, (and this is what I am going to do for my own system, because I really like KWrite) is this:

--install the dependencies/libraries and whatnot for KWrite (so this means install KDE basically, at least the base-libraries, maybe base-runtime, and utilities (or whatever chunk of KDE contains KWrite)). Choose a stable version of KDE for this. Maybe 3.5.x would be nice and reliable.

--now, identify which libraries KWrite depends on to work.

--copy the kwrite binary, and its dependencies, and make them into a standalone package for your OS.

--uninstall KDE

--install your new little kwrite standalone package.

So, not sure if this plan fits into your own "willing to try" category but it's a thought.
Best of success, whatever route you go. And do let us know what editor you decide on in the end.

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:48 PM   #19
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Just wanted to throw one more vote in for fixing the spellchecking in Abiword. Do you have aspell-en installed? Pretty sure that's all you need.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 01:19 PM   #20
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Out of curiosity: what problems did you have with LyX?
 
Old 03-18-2010, 02:41 PM   #21
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I've just done a quick google on "Abiword spellcheck" and there are some interesting items. On the first page:
http://hspell-gui.sourceforge.net/abiword.html
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...ca505ecbf9f2ab

It's generally better to fix what you like, rather than embark on what may be a wild-goose chase for an alternative. Try the suggestions on getting spell-checking , and come back if you have any problems.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 07:30 PM   #22
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I've just done a quick google on "Abiword spellcheck" and there are some interesting items. On the first page:
http://hspell-gui.sourceforge.net/abiword.html
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...ca505ecbf9f2ab

It's generally better to fix what you like, rather than embark on what may be a wild-goose chase for an alternative. Try the suggestions on getting spell-checking , and come back if you have any problems.
Thanks, I had found I needed reinstall Abiword, making sure I has the asplell-en dictionary on their first. It looks like the best I have found so far, but it's still a heavyweight, albeit not near as much as OOo.

@Tinkster -- The reason I like a word processor is so that I can format the way I want. Lyx is weird, it's not WYSIWYGET, but WYSIWYMEAN. I don't get to see what I mean. I don't get to format it they way I'd like to do, but instead have to learn tags n' stuff. I like the former much better.

@GrapefruiTgirl -- Kwrite is a simple text editor...eg. not formatting like bold/align/colorize. (From what I've seen in the prefs.)
 
Old 03-18-2010, 07:54 PM   #23
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@Tinkster -- The reason I like a word processor is so that I can format the way I want. Lyx is weird, it's not WYSIWYGET, but WYSIWYMEAN. I don't get to see what I mean. I don't get to format it they way I'd like to do, but instead have to learn tags n' stuff. I like the former much better.
But ... BUT ... BUT!!!

LyX knows much better what looks good than you do! ;D


Plus it stops you from wasting time by thinking about
formatting, and rather lets you concentrate on content.



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-20-2010, 01:34 AM   #24
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Sounds like Gedit willdo what you want If there is a way to save as.rtf
 
  


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