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Old 05-24-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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Novel writing programs for Linux


I am currently checking outTyping Typing Chimp's Character Writer3? Does anyone have any insights into this? Does it work well? Would you recommend it? Thanks!
 
Old 05-24-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ ganymeder

what Linux distro are you using?

Are you experienced in Linux?

I have not used that app; but know of another thats similar and free
but need to know your distro?
 
Old 05-24-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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We use Gentoo. My husband downloaded a free trial (no print or save), but I was wondering if anyone had used this or any other programs for novelwriting.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 08:34 AM   #4
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I marked this solved, but not really. I was just looking for opinions. My husband downloaded some free trial programs so we're experimenting with them. Thanks anyway.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 08:38 AM   #5
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I was hoping you'd post back ganymeder...

Is wwmkr (WritersWorldMaker) available thru portage, etc?
http://www.wwmkr.com/

I can try to make it for you
its a pretty cool app
pretty similar to the one you are trying

Post back if you cant find it in portage,etc
or need help making it
I'll look into some stufff...
 
Old 06-01-2010, 09:58 AM   #6
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OK
ganymeader
I took my slackpkg wwmkr and decompressed it and put it back in .tar.gz format
it will decompress to a folder named usr
just put /usr/bin/wwmkr.gambas and the other stuff where it goes
download wwmkr.usr.tar.gz
http://multidistro.com/downloads/Apps/wwmkr.usr.tar.gz

the depends for wwmkr are qt3 and gambas2-runtime; both should be available in portage

then try to start it in terminal for debugging
open a term and enter
/usr/bin/wwmkr.gambas

if no error messages and it starts your good.
it uses an externel word processor like Abiword, Openoffice,etc
another good writing app is Pyroom
no formatting,etc, just a black screen!
Pyroom should also be available in portage
 
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:43 PM   #7
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Opps, I get it now. The program sort of a template for keeping track of people in the boot.

Last edited by jefro; 06-01-2010 at 05:45 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 05:46 PM   #8
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@jefro: Check the OPs link.
 
  


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