Anyone know any good Open Source word processor?

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  • Nor am I. I'd go as far as saying there is no link.

    Don't we have a torie candidate on here who rides a fixed condor? Hardly progressive.

  • and, going by the 'what do you do' thread, a shitload of people whose line of work is anything but progressive.

  • and we all probably support sweatshop labour, as most bike parts are made in the far east in hovels by children wearing rags.

  • yes, true.

    i think i better curb my rant there and then... everyone seems really nice and friendly and caring, which is important in this world we live in.

  • eeehhhh Nor am I. I'd go as far as saying there is no link.

    Don't we have a torie candidate on here who rides a fixed condor? Hardly progressive.

    I'm pretty sure that Mouse isn't ACTUALLY a tori candidate. It was just the amusing caption he put under his (pretty preppy) photo.

  • Man,this shit is f *cking priceless!

  • well put it this way, im not politically apathetic, i just choose to display and take part in political activities which are outside the mainstream of politics, an area of politics i despise and have utter contempt for. as for riding fixed, it feels faster than any other bike iv ridden, is a lot more fun and although it has plenty of space for upgrading and such, i find there is alot less maintenance compared to my geared road bike. also i think the asthetics of the bike itself are very nice as well. as for the mac, well i suppose i was bought in by the whole design of it, and everything i do on it could be done on any other machine, but oh well. the open source stuff all links back to my view that as a society we would all be a lot better off if we all shared skills and such so that we could all work on programs and such together and cooperate to make things better rather than having a few people competing and copy writing everything and everyone else suffereing as a result of other those peoples greed.

  • Like I said,priceless!

  • eeehhhh Pages is alright, it's more suited to desktop publishing.

    I use gulp MS Office on a student license. The Mac version is far better than the Windows one, although I'm dreading Office 2008.

    Although if you're writing long documents use LaTeX...

    http://www.tug.org/mactex/

    Takes a while to get used to but very powerful.

    +1, stick it through TextMate and it's a monster. It isn't for everyone, though. But I got into it just by writing letters, and it looks a lot better than anything else can produce.

  • I am completely apathetic :).

    ... I mean :|

  • fair enough. :|

  • OpenOffice is bad on Mac.... really slow. NeoOffice (Mac specific version of openoffice) is better, but it's like using a shit program circa 1990! Pages all the way, there are serial numbers all over the place for iWork. And it's designed to be used with OS X and the new iWork is optimised for Leopard especially.

  • Yeah, that's what I found. Hence why I use Office for Mac.

    stompy [quote]eeehhhh Pages is alright, it's more suited to desktop publishing.

    I use gulp MS Office on a student license. The Mac version is far better than the Windows one, although I'm dreading Office 2008.

    Although if you're writing long documents use LaTeX...

    http://www.tug.org/mactex/

    Takes a while to get used to but very powerful.

    +1, stick it through TextMate and it's a monster. It isn't for everyone, though. But I got into it just by writing letters, and it looks a lot better than anything else can produce.[/quote]

    Exactly. Typesetting should be done by typesetters not the authors. The mathematical features are simply amazing compared to the shite "Microsoft Equation editor" - along with the cross-referencing too.

    asm I am completely apathetic :).

    ... I mean :|

    BUt yeah whatever I'm off to do nothing

    :-|

  • All,

    I have a laptop which doesn't have Microsoft Word or Excel.

    Is there any way I can obtain these packages without forking out a small fortune for them ?

    Thanks.

  • Do you need full versions? If not, but you want to be strictly legal then perhaps this Works 8 would do?
    Microsoft Works 8: Amazon.co.uk: Software

  • Or just use Open Office instead, of course.

  • Why not go open source. OpenOffice, or its cousin Libreoffice should do all that you want.

  • Yes, use LibreOffice. Does all you need and is constantly getting better.

  • Just use LibreOffice or Google Docs.

    Or, you know... go pay for the Microsoft stuff.

  • Neooffice works pretty well for Mac.

  • Support for Office 2003 ends next year.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/e­ndofsupport.aspx

    I'm not copyright/patient lawyer but I think although this doesn't make it licence free, MS will no longer be monitoring usage.

  • There are plenty of copies of Microsoft Office kicking about online, if you were so inclined.

  • If you are employed by a company that is signed up to the home use deal you can get a legal copy from MS for just a few quid.

  • All,

    Thanks for your help. I am dragging myself into the 21st century by changing over from a desktop to a laptop. The desktop has Word and Excel but the laptop doesn't and I use an external hard-drive so I need to be able to view documents in Word format on a laptap which doesn't have Word.

    So, I suppose my question is, which software will allow my laptop to open documents which are in Word format ?

  • Google Docs opens all Word formats, can save as Word too.

    It's 100% free.

    Just open a @gmail.com account and access Google Docs.

    You can even sync a folder (using Google Drive) such that all Microsoft office formats (except for Access) automatically appear in Google Docs and can be viewed, edited, printed from there.

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Anyone know any good Open Source word processor?

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