On 10/5/07, Frank Jahnke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > what would be a good replacement(s) for most of it's functionality > > (word processing and spreadsheets are what matter to me) > > You really have to decide what you want to suite to do. Otherwise, your > problem is underspecified. > > 1) Collaboration (complex). If you collaborate with colleagues who use > Word (for example) then practically you have to use Word if you deal > with complex documents. By "collaborate" I mean exchanging documents > back and forth, with edits in each pass. Mine are always heavy in > equations and chemistry.
Read/write .doc, pdf and rtf mainly > 2) Document creation. If you only want to create documents, and Office > compatibility is not that important, then there are many options: > Abiword/Gnumeric are quite good if you want WYSIWYG (but do install all > the extensions), the formatters TeX and groff are exceptionally powerful > if you learn them well. Abiword does not read Word files well; Gnumeric > has many short-comings in reading Excel (particularly for graphics) but > is very good otherwise. Personally I use the groff family for all my > complex documents, but I have used it for 25 years and know it inside > and out. (Well, it was troff and friends long ago.) WYSIWYG editing for the above including embedded graphics and equations I also want to keep the learn curve as small as possible (I know enough troff to be dangerous) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"