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Old 06-03-2017, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question Which word processor ?


Since my primary reason for using LINUX is to have a word processor with better features than I find in Windows, what word processor should I install?
 
Old 06-03-2017, 11:04 AM   #2
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Libre Office. It's usually installed by default in most linux distros.
 
Old 06-03-2017, 11:08 AM   #3
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I personally think that users get carried away by appearances, but the truth is that LibreOffice is a very very powerful tool that meets the standards of any software requirements of an office suite.
 
Old 06-03-2017, 12:42 PM   #4
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Yep, LibreOffice is pretty much the standard for Linux, I doubt you'd regret using it.
 
Old 06-03-2017, 03:23 PM   #5
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Another vote for LibreOffice.
 
Old 06-03-2017, 03:32 PM   #6
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LibreOffice or OpenOffice
 
Old 06-03-2017, 08:17 PM   #7
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LibreOffice.

It was forked from OpenOffice (often referred to as "OOo" for "Openoffice.org") when OOo fell into Oracle's hands when Oracle purchased the remains of Sun Microsystems (Oracle couldn't figure out a way to monetize it, so they passed it off to Apache). They both work pretty much the same, but the pace of development on LO has since far outpaced that of OOo.

Members of the Hacker Public Radio community, in particular Ahuka, have created an excellent series of tutorials on using LO.

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Old 06-03-2017, 08:54 PM   #8
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Arrow Hi.

LibreOffice has been my favorite, love synonyms for school papers to uphold slashing monotony together with ennui for the reader...

but I have tried many more than here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175596296/
or: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_text_editors
plus:http://www.hecticgeek.com/2012/09/wr...oung-students/
many free as in freedom

...what distro, features and so on... trying them won't lack your opinions‽

Have fun!

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Old 06-03-2017, 08:59 PM   #9
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You can also run many online?
 
Old 06-04-2017, 12:17 AM   #10
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Libre Office.

Google Docs and Sheets are pretty good too.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 02:59 AM   #11
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Hello and welcome to the forum

LibreOffice is certainly one of the best open source alternatives available, however, there are other applications to choose from, like the ones mentioned here.

Regards...
 
Old 06-04-2017, 06:47 AM   #12
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Agree that LibreOffice is an excellent word processor. It is available for Windows, too.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 11:24 AM   #13
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I use OpenOffice, but I'm sure you'll like LibreOffice. It's really worthwhile downloading the documentation:
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/
Get the current "Getting started" and the version 4 (still usable) "Writer guide". You'll be impressed with the facilities available.

One point: I understand the MS Word has some facilities that aren't in Writer to enable it to function as a partial substitute for a desktop publishing program (hearsay — I've never used it). If that's the case, it's because we don't need them: if you want a specialised desktop publisher, get Scribus.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 02:17 PM   #14
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I'll throw in my opinion that Libre Office Writer is the obvious choice. Very complete and pretty reliable compatibility with Microsoft Word. The only other one I've used is AbiWord - really good for a smaller application.

Cheers.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 02:32 PM   #15
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ones personal preference is hard to determine.
they are all free - easily installed, and un-installed.
if you are talking about Microsoft WORD something like that?
 
  


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