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Old 08-12-2003, 09:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation recommend a word processor!


Hi!

Would like to know your opinion on the best word processor (also the rest like spread sheet, etc.) for Linux.

Cheers.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:12 PM   #2
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For power: Writer in OpenOffice.org

For simple stuff: abiword - abisource.com (be sure to get 1.9)
 
Old 08-12-2003, 11:53 PM   #3
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Okay I downloaded StarOffice 6 education license.

It is exactly the same as Open Office.

Anybody here uses Word Perfect 8 by Corel?
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:02 AM   #4
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Its crap compared to OpenOffice.org
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:07 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Its crap compared to OpenOffice.org
You mean Word Perfect 8?

I think I have decided on OpenOffice/StarOffice.
But it doesn't support all the fonts that is supported on XWindow. Why? It only support TRUE - truetype fonts.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:54 AM   #6
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Its not the most fully featured but I like AbiWord
 
Old 08-13-2003, 03:06 AM   #7
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There is also Kword, which is part of the KOffice project (but it requires KDE):
http://www.koffice.org/kword/
 
Old 08-13-2003, 03:18 AM   #8
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I'm not able to open power point document with kpresenter. I though it suppose to support msoffice document. Have anyone experience it before ?
 
Old 08-13-2003, 02:00 PM   #9
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I can open mine just fine. You must be doing something wrong, or the PP document is broken.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 04:24 PM   #10
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KOffice does not have all the features of OpenOffice.
However, KOffice loads faster.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 12:31 AM   #11
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what is pp document ? what should i check to fix it ?
 
Old 08-14-2003, 01:54 AM   #12
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PP = PowerPoint

You can get powerpoint slides here :
http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computin...ng/slides.html
 
Old 08-14-2003, 02:59 AM   #13
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well, still not working. it said could not open document. but i'm able to open it with powerpoint in windows.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 11:31 AM   #14
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For a Word Processor, try the beta version of Abiword-2.0 that is out. They've added footnotes and other great features missing in version 1. It's still in beta, but there are good things down the road for Abiword users. Also the new OpenOffice 1.2 loads considerably faster than previous versions... kudos to them.

Of course, I do all my serious writing in Emacs, but I still have to open/convert the occasional Word document.
 
  


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