[kde-linux] system-config-printer

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Mar 2 23:46:15 UTC 2009

Frank K wrote:
> 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 
> editor.
> 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.

God forbid that we should replicate the horror of Word as an email editor!

> 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.

An option that should be the very first thing any Outlook user turns off 
before they ever send an email.

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