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Old 09-18-2009, 06:07 AM   #1
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Which type-writing program can you recommend?

Dear Linux-users,
I've installed Fedora and I couldn't be more happy of it, so I'm actually thinking of going pure linux on my netbook. My only problem is that I've still not found any good type writing program, so wanted to hear if any could advice one? I can say it out loud that I really dislike OpenOffice for its lack of design and taste.. Im thinking about learning LaTex but it seems to complex compared to a fairly simple Word (Microsoft Office).

Anyone knows what will fit me? Hate OpenOffice, Love Word and LaTex seems too complex compared to its use.
Old 09-18-2009, 06:18 AM   #2
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Dear Linux-users,Anyone knows what will fit me? Hate OpenOffice, Love Word and LaTex seems too complex compared to its use.
Looking at the subject it looked like you are looking at type writing practice software like GNU Typist.

In case you like MS Office then go ahead an install cross over office on FC. Open Office has developed a lot as compared to what it was. You can try Kile also, which is an integrated LaTeX Environment.


Old 09-18-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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I don't know MS Office - only used it a few times.
Not many more times I used OpenOffice.
From these few impressions I can only say: where is the difference?
They are - in their basic functions at least - intuitive to use and I can not see any difference to say one is worse than the other.
To me they look the same.

There is also abiword or kword which are not as huge and may well do what you need.

For easy to use typesetting (LaTex) I use lyx - which may not be as flexible as kile or others - but it is almost like using OpenOffice - except it is (deliberately/by design) not WYSIWYG.
LaTex does the typesetting instead of you having to do it.
I too have not even tried to really learn LaTex - no need for me.


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