> -----Original Message----- > From: Ted Mittelstaedt [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2007 6:41 PM > To: Murray Taylor; Garrett Cooper; [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: RE: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices,Will > FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher? > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of > Murray Taylor > > Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 7:28 PM > > To: Garrett Cooper; [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Cc: email@example.com > > Subject: RE: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices,Will > FreeBSD accept > > Office 98 + Publisher? > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of > > > Garrett Cooper > > > Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2007 4:28 AM > > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > Subject: Re: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will > > > FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher? > > > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > >> OpenOffice in OSX still isn't that great either because there > > > >> still isn't a native (Aqua) build. > > > > > > > > I suspect the NeoOffice folks would be surprised to hear that :) > > > > > > Yes >_>.. I mean that the latest and greatest version of OOo isn't > > > available for Aqua native yet. It's going to take another > > > year to port, > > > as someone has claimed already. > > > > > > There was a big leap in terms of functionality from 1.x vs > > > 2.x in OOo, > > > but then again considering that the OP was asking about > > > running Office > > > 98 (:D..), I don't think he'd mind running the 1.x > version binaries. > > > > > > -Garrett > > > > > > As the original poster wants to write books .... may I > suggest that he > > use > > a text editor and then a typesetter combination rather than > any form of > > WYSIWYG wordprocessor. > > > > IE use (insert favourite text editor here) then use the > LaTeX / Tetex > > port > > to actually properly format the material as a book. > > > > Yes there is a learning curve here, but the end result is all > > over a wordprocessed attempt. > > > > When I wrote my book Addison Wesley used Quark internally, > but required > me to submit my manuscript -on paper-. They then retyped it, sent me > the proofs (which had enormous numbers of typos in them) I > corrected and > sent back. > > I asked them if I gave them the manuscript in Quark source > files if they > would take that, (because I had access to a pirated copy of Quark and > figured > I would import what I had written my book in) and they would > not. They > required a paper manuscript. > > Thus, use whatever you want to write your book - if your > going to get it > published most likely your publisher will not be using what > your using. > > Ted > I suppose the only true response to this situation is to note ( with / without interest ) that Luddites(*) still exist.
(*) Ludd*ite Pronunciation: 'l&-"dIt Function: noun Etymology: perhaps from Ned Ludd, 18th century Leicestershire workman who destroyed a knitting frame : one of a group of early 19th century English workmen destroying laborsaving machinery as a protest; broadly : one who is opposed to especially technological change mjt --------------------------------------------------------------- The information transmitted in this e-mail is for the exclusive use of the intended addressee and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, re-transmission, dissemination or other use of it, or the taking of any action in reliance upon this information by persons and/or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please inform the sender and/or addressee immediately and delete the material. E-mails may not be secure, may contain computer viruses and may be corrupted in transmission. Please carefully check this e-mail (and any attachment) accordingly. No warranties are given and no liability is accepted for any loss or damage caused by such matters. --------------------------------------------------------------- ### This e-mail message has been scanned for Viruses by Bytecraft ### _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"