[kde-linux] system-config-printer

Frank K frankk at oregoncoast.com
Mon Mar 2 19:36:09 UTC 2009

Randy Kramer wrote:
> On Monday 02 March 2009 07:20 am, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> I am starting to wonder: does anyone here actually use OO?  If not, 
> what 
>> do you use for a wordprocessor? :-)  Actually, I prefer WordPerfect, 
> but 
>> the UNIX version for X (8.1) has issues with the current GLibc and it 
>> won't print (yes, it won't print :-( and that was why I had to use 
> LPR). 
> Back in the days when I had to use Windows, I preferred MS Word to 
> Wordperfect and used the imperfect analogy that Wordperfect was closest 
> to being a typewriter replacement, while Word was more computer 
> like--in Word you (or, at least I ;-) did things like set up styles, 
> then applied those styles to selected regions of text either as I was 
> typing or afterwards.  I very rarely did any "manual" formatting (like 
> applying bold, underlining, or whatever to some region of text.
> The other thing that really worked for me in Word was the collapsible 
> outlining feature.
> I don't know if OOWriter is quite that dependant (if that's the word I 
> want to use) on styles as Word was, but if it is, that would certainly 
> be my preference.  OOWriter doesn't have the collapsible outlining 
> feature that Word does, but there are some features (is it called "view 
> structure") that help somewhat in that direction.
> When I first switched to Linux, I thought Abiword might become my 
> preferred word processor--much smaller and lighter than OOWriter, uses 
> styles, and seemed like they might implement collapsible outlining.  
> They finally did implement something that I think the call/consider 
> collapsible outlining, but it really isn't--it's more like collapsible 
> lists.
> Doesn't matter too much to me--I rarely use a word processor anymore, 
> use an editor to generate text to be used on the Internet, either HTML 
> or some variant (like TWiki Markup).
> Anyway, just felt like expressing my $0.02.
> Randy Kramer
> PS: I remember a big issue for Wordperfect users trying to switch to 
> Word was the issue of no "view codes" mode in Word.  Once you learn 
> Word, you realize you don't need it (and shouldn't).  You can always 
> see what style is applied to any text, then check the definition of 
> that style to see what formatting is applied.  (Ok, so I might be up to 
> $0.04)
Randy, Ann, Kevin,
Before this thread expires, the topic is close to a subject that I feel 
strongly about. That subject is the use of a word processor as an email 
Kmail has an option to use an external email editor, but I've been 
advised, only a text editor can be used with that option.
Oowriter is a great word processor in my opinion and I might be willing 
to contribute some effort of my own to adapt it for its use with an 
email tool - Kmail, Thunderbird, Evolution, etc.
I have no idea how much effort such and adaption might take.
Microsoft of course has Outlook which integrates Word seamlessly as 
Outlook's email editor.
This is getting somewhat off topic, but I would appreciate a response 
aye or nay!
Frank K

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