Re: Writer Processor (was Re: Ubuntu vs. Debian ...)
Ron Johnson wrote:
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On 02/11/07 14:03, Joe Hart wrote:
Hal Vaughan wrote:
I am a writer, and I used Word to write my books. Personally I
don't like OO Writer. It, just like MS Word is overblown. I
still haven't found the Perfect Word Processor, but now at least
What do you need in a WP? Academic features (formal citations,
embedded graphics, TOC, index, etc), movie/theater formating,
something I haven't thought of?
I guess what I'm asking is, "Why can't you use a full-featured
*text* editor?" gvim or gedit, maybe, with a postprocessing tool to
reformat output to typewriter (double-spaced, with 1 inch margins &
Such editors are definitely light-weight and ASCII files are small
and totally portable.
I can get the source code to one that I think is good, and if I
can understand the code, I might even be able to make it my
Perfect Word (Pun intended).
Only greybeards will understand that pun.
Actually, my work is plain fiction, and the only features I need are
basic editing, but the feature that I used the most was using headers to
mark places and using the outline view to quickly locate different
sections. I am getting older (I remember having to learn WP 5.1 at
school) and my memory isn't what it used to be. I find myself having to
look back to ensure that I keep names consistent. Can't very well have
Kathy do something then have Karmen say later that she did it. It would
probably help to keep index cards, but I am far to lazy. My best
writing comes off the cuff.
Honestly, Kword is good enough. The biggest problem that I have is that
I am in the Netherlands and write in English. I can't find a publisher
here that wants to print books in English and my Dutch isn't good enough
I thought I could use the net and find a publisher in the U.S. but
that's not how it works. Most publishers wont touch writers who don't
have an agent and agents wont touch writers that haven't published.