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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 12-29-2003, 03:16 PM   #31
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A time ago i thought that "sometime in the future" i would take my time and learn LaTeX. Recently i tried a small tutor in a magazine and was amazed of how easy and beautiful it was, there was not much to learn. I remember when i read a course of basic computing in school, 1st grade senior high. Allthough I am capable of a little programming and use Slackware i actually thought ms word was very hard to understand. If i instead have learnt LaTeX the same things would have been a breeze and done in much less time. And no frustration. M$ word is the without a tiny bit of doubt the most frustrating program i ever used.

To all of you who haven't tried LaTeX do it! It is not hard at all and the result is far more professional and pleasing.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:00 AM   #32
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I used Kword.. yet swriter is much better...
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:51 AM   #33
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swriter in open office
start office i think inconvenient, and mainly developed for solaris where you have its full performance.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 02:27 AM   #34
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I have tried star office in windows.. I thought it was better then office..
 
Old 01-06-2004, 06:13 PM   #35
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While AbiWord is an excellent word processor, my vote goes to OpenOffice.org.

Its a full featured M$ Office compatible suite, and even has some improvements.

Thank you Sun Microsystems!
 
Old 01-06-2004, 06:37 PM   #36
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I thought Star Office wasthe Sun program.. is Openoffice.org a Sun program too?
 
Old 01-06-2004, 06:56 PM   #37
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Both programs are designed by Sun Microsystems...Star Office is Sun's pay version, whereas OpenOffice.org is the free one.

They are fairly comprable, except Star Office offers large user support and database integration (I believe).
 
Old 01-06-2004, 08:44 PM   #38
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Oh I see now.. I used to use Sun, we had it on an old Emachines.. it was alot better then Word.. I use 602Text on my thinkpad.. which is a free app, and I use Word on the Desktop windows side.. and OpenOffice.org on the linux side..
 
Old 01-08-2004, 08:51 AM   #39
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openoffice rules for me
 
Old 01-08-2004, 12:38 PM   #40
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Now if they had text-speech.. and speech-text
 
  


 


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