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Old 02-20-2017, 01:59 AM   #1
Xeratul
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Word Processing Alternative(s) to Latex, Word, Libreoffice and (x)html ?


Hello,

In the world of Word Processing, there are many solutions. The best are listed below.

More infos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_processor

Which good, possible, Word Processing Alternative(s) to Latex, Word, Libreoffice and (x)html would be a good idea to use ? Latex is too complicated and it could be much easy to use.

Ideally would be a format that allows to write in simple, Vim or Emacs, as well, which allow better extendability and portability of the writing.

The best would be with a support of figures, such as JPG, but also PDF and vectors such as EPS, as well.


The aim is to produce a document, like DOC or PDF, or other, that can be read on a conventional PC.

thank you

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Old 02-20-2017, 02:05 AM   #2
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You could give Abiword a whirl.

https://www.abisource.com/

Also see:

http://www.tecmint.com/microsoft-off...ves-for-linux/

http://alternativeto.net/software/li...platform=linux
 
Old 02-20-2017, 04:20 AM   #3
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Would you have maybe some tipps for some that can be used into a regular notepad editor?
 
Old 02-20-2017, 04:40 PM   #4
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You haven't said why you want to exclude the listed options - presumably there is something about them you don't like. Unfortunately none of them are without problems of one kind or another, so it becomes a choice of which is the least annoying.

After trying nearly all the alternatives, I've returned to LibreOffice because it is the most versatile, and relatively easy to use for most of my requirements. It probably helps that I've had some experience with MS Office, so the learning curve wasn't too steep.

I have tried Abiword repeatedly over the years, but for some reason it has always had a bad habit of crashing a lot - I still don't know why - so I gave up on it.

For simple text documents, I use Mousepad that comes with XFCE, and for programming I use Geany with appropriate plugins. If I have to create scripts on a remote server via ssh, I use 'mcedit' in a terminal (it comes with 'mc' - Midnight Commander)

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