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Old 03-02-2004, 01:53 AM   #1
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any good text formatting tools?


open office is cool, but it doesnt have a lot of fucntions such as grammer check, etc
staroffice is cooler, but it costs money...
crossover officew with MS word is cool, but i dun really like the way things work and some times it could be buggy and glitchy (i do like MS word though)
wine with MS word 2003 is a pain in the ass

so i was wondering if there are any writing useful tools. suggestions?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 02:25 AM   #2
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Actually I thought openoffice did have such things as spell check and grammar checking...


Try Abiword?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:47 AM   #3
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Try TEX

But I warn you that it is not WYSIWYG
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:45 PM   #4
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what is WYSIWYG

and what version of open office has grammer check? ( i know it has spelling check, but not sure about grammer)
 
Old 03-03-2004, 01:10 AM   #5
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WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

And OO does not have a grammer check
 
Old 03-03-2004, 04:15 PM   #6
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ah, yes. OpenOffice has spell check - not grammar check. Grammar check is what most people perfect in elementary school.

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Old 03-03-2004, 04:20 PM   #7
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WYSIWYG = dumb acronym =P
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:18 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by [WebCarnage]
ah, yes. OpenOffice has spell check - not grammar check. Grammar check is what most people perfect in elementary school.

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Well, FYI, grammer check is present in MSWord. So a lot of people expect to see it in OO
 
Old 03-04-2004, 01:52 AM   #9
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im a writer by hobby and in all the time i spent in MS word the grammer check didnt help me very much and i can remember more times than not it would flag something just to tell me it might be a run-on sentance. it didnt reallly seem to serve much purpose if u ask me.
 
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Somebody should add a grammar check for OpenOffice if it isn't there already...

http://development.openoffice.org/index.html#SOURCECODE

The above site may prove useful.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:56 PM   #11
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im a writer by hobby and in all the time i spent in MS word the grammer check didnt help me very much and i can remember more times than not it would flag something just to tell me it might be a run-on sentance. it didnt reallly seem to serve much purpose if u ask me.
Now that's a line which could use some help!
 
Old 03-04-2004, 09:20 PM   #12
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Now that's a line which could use some help!
Yeah, made me chuckle a bit, too. :P
 
Old 03-04-2004, 09:51 PM   #13
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For me, the grammer checker is often very poor. I tend to write in more complex sentence structures, having been trained as a lawyer. Although I no longer practice law, I still tend to write like an attorney. The grammer checker in M$ Werd (sp) hates me.
 
  


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