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[3]: 100% compatible
by bhuot on Tue 14th Oct 2008 22:03 UTC 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"
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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[5]: 100% compatible
by bhuot on Tue 14th Oct 2008 23:53 in reply to "RE[4]: 100% compatible"
bhuot Member since:
2008-09-18

Winefish is based on Blushfish the html editor and should be available in your Linux distributions repositories. It is for Ubuntu. I use TeXShop on the Mac as well. I have never tried LaTeX on Windows. I thought of trying an XML document authoring solution like TEI or Docbook since my area of academics is the humanities, but I LaTeX is so much more efficient, so much simpler, so much more support, it is many good free editors on the Mac and Linux, and I can convert it into almost any format I want to and it keeps most the structure and formatting. And the text looks great when I get the books back. And LaTeX availability is so widespread - they even have one for RISC OS as well. I self-publish with Lulu and I never had a problem with formatting using LaTeX. I also make great PDF/A-1a's with tagging via OpenOffice.org for another version of my texts. I get it into OpenOffice.org via latex2rtf and it even preserves structure that way. I even embedded Flash Paper versions of my texts in a PDF just with LaTeX and it works in Adobe Reader.

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