Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Oct 2008 11:36 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Features, Office After three years of development, OOo 3.0 is finally here with a bunch of new features and enhancements. Linux Format looks at the changes and rates the suite's overall performance, and you can try it yourself by downloading a copy from here.
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RE[2]: 100% compatible
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 14th Oct 2008 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE: 100% compatible"
modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

yes, if layout is important (especially math intensive papers) do yourself and favor and take the opportunity to learn LaTeX.

After switching from MS Office to LaTeX for my Mathematics work, my productivity increased 10 fold.

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RE[3]: 100% compatible
by bhuot on Tue 14th Oct 2008 22:03 in reply to "RE[2]: 100% compatible"
bhuot Member since:
2008-09-18

I've published 17 books with it. Works great on my Mac and now on Linux as well now that I discovered WineFish (previously I used Kile and had trouble when I changed font size, the combo box would stick and so it was a pain to use).

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RE[4]: 100% compatible
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 14th Oct 2008 22:15 in reply to "RE[3]: 100% compatible"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

on OS X I always used TexShop. I added bibtex when I wrote my Paper for my Senior Seminar class (man does bibtex make it super easy to deal with references in a paper, no matter how long git is).

Now on windows I use texnicenter. it has all available documentation built in (the stuff I used while on the mac) and the IDE environment is very good.

I played with Kile and loved it as well. never tried your app before.

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RE[3]: 100% compatible
by dagw on Wed 15th Oct 2008 09:58 in reply to "RE[2]: 100% compatible"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

yes, if layout is important (especially math intensive papers) do yourself and favor and take the opportunity to learn LaTeX.

I agree with you in principle, and as a mathematician I use LaTeX a lot. However I find doing layout in LaTeX painful. LaTeX has a default behavior of "f--k you, I know best" when it comes to layout. If you're the sort of person who doesn't care too much where your graph ends up then that's fine, but if you want a graph to appear where you want it in the text then prepare for a fight. Overriding LaTeX's default behavior isn't always as easy it could/should be

All that being said, once you manage to beat LaTeX into submission (or LaTeX has beaten you into submission) the output is excelent and I've yet to find anything I'd even consider replacing it with.

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RE[4]: 100% compatible
by bhuot on Wed 15th Oct 2008 20:49 in reply to "RE[3]: 100% compatible"
bhuot Member since:
2008-09-18

I use LaTeX for long documents/books that are mostly text. I wouldn't use it for a picture books though. I made my picture books with Scribus.

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