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Old 04-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #16
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(shhh...I snuck in a 10GB Slackware partion, hopefully IT wont find out....)
haha, i did the same. they nearly got me with their encryption policy but somehow i managed to get an exception.
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #17
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haha, i did the same. they nearly got me with their encryption policy but somehow i managed to get an exception.
Sounds like IBM, this.

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #18
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In many cases you can use the build script from SBo for newer versions than the one it was made for by just changing the version number to the one you want to build. You can do this with the text editor of your choice or "customize" it from within sbopkg. You'll have to modify the actual build script and the info file, probably named ted.SlackBuild and ted.info. Additionally, in ted.info you should empty the MD5SUM,
I thought of that, but the patch looks kinda important and I'm skeptical that a diff made for one source will work on the next version of the source. Without the original source to compare to, I have no idea how much it might have changed.
 
Old 04-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #19
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You can download 2.21's source from VectorLinux >>> http://distro.ibiblio.org/vectorlinu.../ted/2.21/src/

PS. If you like Ted, you could then send an e-mail to the SlackBuild's maintainer to let him/her know a new version is available.
Thanks,

I didn't even think of looking there...

[getting back on topic]Of course I wouldn't have to do this if Calligra would just let me save rtf files as rtfs.

;-)
 
Old 04-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #20
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Wow, this Ted is everything I was looking for and more!

...lots of extra bells and whistles -- not spreadsheets and charts like Calligra, but an elaborate range of text formatting tools I never expected.

Just the thing for me!

Thanks!
 
Old 05-01-2012, 02:20 AM   #21
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Sounds like IBM, this.

Eric
It does, although we are no quite there yet

I reckon, all IT departments have visions of omnipotency and universal control.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 04:29 AM   #22
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Wow, this Ted is everything I was looking for and more!

...lots of extra bells and whistles -- not spreadsheets and charts like Calligra, but an elaborate range of text formatting tools I never expected.

Just the thing for me!

Thanks!
You're welcome, glad that you managed to build it and that you like it.
It would be nice, if you could
  • report back after a while of using it, if you still like it, if it is stable or if it crashes frequently, what limitations you may find compared to other programs, etc.
  • send a quick mail to the maintainer of the SlackBuilds.org build script informing him or her about the new version and the patch.

Have fun!

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:00 PM   #23
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The best office suite for Linux today appears to be Softmaker Office. It's very fast, too, has no problems with huge documents, is actively maintained, available for Android (and other mobile platforms, AFAIK) and has the by far best support for foreign formats. It's the only office suite on the market with equally good support for ODF and Microsoft Office. It's a commercial product, but with a very fair price tag, given the extremely high quality of all components of this office suite. My favourite! Disadvantage: Looks a bit too much like MS Office (but handles big documents much more reliably!).

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I am with garagmel. I am a big fan of SoftMaker Office. It's much lighter than OpenOffice/LibreOffice. I have found in my experience that it does a better job with MS Office docs. The support on the SoftMaker forums is great. Throw in the fact that it is cross platform (I operate in both realms), can be installed on a usb key, it's a very nice suite.
 
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Is Softmaker wine-wrapped ? I installed the trial version and it looks a bit alien under Xfce. It did open the powerpoint files _much_ better than LibreOffice though.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 06:34 AM   #25
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Is Softmaker wine-wrapped ? I installed the trial version and it looks a bit alien under Xfce. It did open the powerpoint files _much_ better than LibreOffice though.

Nope. It is a native application. I usually switch the appearance to the Windows theme so it looks smoother.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #26
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I am with garagmel. I am a big fan of SoftMaker Office. It's much lighter than OpenOffice/LibreOffice. I have found in my experience that it does a better job with MS Office docs. The support on the SoftMaker forums is great. Throw in the fact that it is cross platform (I operate in both realms), can be installed on a usb key, it's a very nice suite.
Yeah, and the mobile version of Softmaker Office has a good reputation for preserving format and layout of MS Office documents, so that you can edit them on your mobile phone and on your desktop, using either Softmaker Office again, or MS Office, interchangably. Try that with MS Office... (use a document that you will never need again for the test).

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #27
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Is Softmaker wine-wrapped ? I installed the trial version and it looks a bit alien under Xfce. It did open the powerpoint files _much_ better than LibreOffice though.
Just downloaded and installed the trial version and it does, as you have said, a better job of displaying the powerpoint files, but there was no sound. Is that something you get when you purchase the product or is sound not available for the Linux version?
Thanks.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #28
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Just downloaded and installed the trial version and it does, as you have said, a better job of displaying the powerpoint files, but there was no sound. Is that something you get when you purchase the product or is sound not available for the Linux version?
Thanks.
The trial version is feature complete, so theoretically you should have sound I would post on their support forum. There are two SoftMaker employees that interact with the users on the forums. First (and primary) is Sven and the second is Martin Kotulla. Martin is the founder of the company.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 09:23 PM   #29
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The trial version is feature complete, so theoretically you should have sound I would post on their support forum. There are two SoftMaker employees that interact with the users on the forums. First (and primary) is Sven and the second is Martin Kotulla. Martin is the founder of the company.
Just went onto their forum and found the same question about sound that I asked a little over two years ago concerning their Presentations 2008 for Linux product. The answer then was,
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"Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:53 pm
SoftMaker Team
SoftMaker Presentations for Linux doesn't support sound yet. It's on our wishlist for upcoming versions."
Doesn't look like anything has changed, unfortunately, but I'll ask again.
 
Old 05-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #30
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I think the office suite is very promising.

I love the idea of the tool panes on the side to take advantage of the wide screen monitors.

I'm really interested in seeing where this project goes.

However, I think the office suite lacks many many basic features so I don't/won't use it at this time. I'm sure they'll be addressed over time.

In short, I think Slackware would do itself a favor and NOT ship this with the next release of Slackware, as I really cannot see most people using this office suite at this time. Maybe if Slackware really wanted to ship it, then put it into "unsupported" or "extra".

But I wish the project the best of wishes. They're doing a really bold move, and it looks so promising.

The flip side, fwiw, alien bob's build of libreoffice is just splendid.
 
  


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