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Old 09-30-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question Abiword versus LibreOffice


I just installed abiword in Slackware 14.1, mainly to gain some more experience using sbopkg.
I noticed when I tried it out that the fonts appear sharper and clearer
in abiword than Libreoffice and print out clearer as a result.
Has anyone else experienced this?
 
Old 09-30-2016, 11:57 AM   #2
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I just installed abiword in Slackware 14.1, mainly to gain some more experience using sbopkg.
I noticed when I tried it out that the fonts appear sharper and clearer
in abiword than Libreoffice and print out clearer as a result.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Hi...

I just tried out both programs myself using the same font and size but for me, the font (Liberation Serif) in LibreOffice appeared sharper, more bold to me. Not sure why.

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Old 09-30-2016, 02:49 PM   #3
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Hi...

I just tried out both programs myself using the same font and size but for me, the font (Liberation Serif) in LibreOffice appeared sharper, more bold to me. Not sure why.

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Thank you.
My real goal is to become proficient with Slackware.
 
Old 09-30-2016, 11:18 PM   #4
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Thank you.
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You're welcome
 
Old 10-02-2016, 11:16 AM   #5
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Liber for me . Does everything and works fine. No reason to go back to abi.
 
Old 10-02-2016, 12:41 PM   #6
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Liber for me . Does everything and works fine. No reason to go back to abi.
Libre is a full feature office suite that works very well. Since abiword is only a document writer,
comparisons can only be made in that regard. Since clean, clear text is important to me, I am
pleasantly surprised with abiword. I really wasn't expecting much.
 
Old 10-03-2016, 08:49 AM   #7
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How does abiword compare with libreoffice these days on .docx formatting? the last time I used abiword, it didn't format .docx files near as well as libreoffice, but its been a long time since trying it out.
 
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How does abiword compare with libreoffice these days on .docx formatting?
i was curious.
unfortunately, not well at all.
here's a comparison i just made. to be fair, i've chosen a rotten .docx document for this. my school is the only providing me with docx format, and they probably converted this one from a 20 year old word document... who knows...
anyhow, abiword doesn't even render the complete text!
 
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