Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-26-2002, 07:41 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Best Linux WP for Hyperlinked Docs?

I make extensive use of hyperlinks and now want to share these docs with other users on my Red Hat box. I need a Word Processor that does ALL of the following:-

1. Creates quick and easy hyperlinks BOTH to points within the same document AND to other local docs. M$ Word creates hyperlinks within the same doc very easily by just copying the destination text to the clipboard, then putting the cursor at the position required for the link and doing: Edit > Paste As Hyperlink.

2. Navigates easily backwards and forwards along links like Word's Back and Forward buttons on its Web Toolbar

3. Imports M$ Word docs reasonably well, though once I've got the docs working well in Linux I'll bin Word.

At the moment I have to use M$ Word & Windows.
Using M$ Word under CrossOver Office with a multi-user licence might work but its still quite costly, and I'd rather have a totally open, native solution if possible. Many other WPs only do in-doc links via named bookmarks which is a relativley laborious process, and don't have the Back/Forward buttons - do any of these have a way of creating buttons for these functions? Surely theres a Linux WP that'll do this job conveniently (and inexpensively)?

Old 05-26-2002, 09:12 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Grenoble
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 9,575

Rep: Reputation: 181Reputation: 181
If we think about importing Word documents, the best solution is OpenOffice. I haven't ever tried to paste hyperlinks in OO document, so I can't say much about it (but I think it should be rather good, as it imports Word..).
Old 05-28-2002, 01:19 AM   #3
Mike Blick
Registered: May 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Mandrake 10, LFS 4.1
Posts: 179

Rep: Reputation: 30
You might want to check out ABI Word. It saves and imports M$ .doc files very well. I'm not sure about the hyperlinks question but its a small download and a quality piece of open source software (I use it at home on my Linux box and at work on a crappy win 98 box).


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Opening xls Excel Docs on Linux ddrfreak Mandriva 2 12-14-2004 12:09 AM
linux docs for noobs fenderman11111 General 5 10-25-2004 11:12 PM
Is there a way to 'grep' ms office docs in linux? pinataHead Linux - Software 2 10-31-2003 01:05 PM
Linux Admin Docs rtmisa Linux - General 1 08-20-2003 04:39 AM
Make OS 9 + Linux share docs, possible? Lemma Linux - Networking 1 08-03-2003 07:51 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration