On Friday 10 October 2003 08:14 am, Chris wrote:
> On Friday 10 October 2003 07:31 am, William O'Higgins wrote:
> > I have grown tired of using MS Word as my standard document output
> > format.  I haven't gotten OpenOffice to work under FreeBSD (and it isn't
> > my favourite tool by a long shot) and I am most happy generating text in
> > vi.  PDF is eminently portable, and I think that it would suit my
> > purposes nicely.
> >
> > I had some thoughts about generating PDFs, but I was hoping for advice
> > about which tools to use.  Should I just learn how to mark up a text
> > page manually (I write HTML almost as quickly as plain text)?  Should I
> > learn TeX or some variant and translate it?  I hear that PHP has some
> > excellent PDF-generation tools; should I write up a command-line
> > interpreter myself?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> >
> > I did a bit of searching, but I didn't find any real *advice* on what
> > process to use, and most of the tools that I found are for viewing PDFs,
> > not writing them.
> >
> > Thanks.
> OppenOffice.Org (/usr/ports/editors/openoffice  &
> /usr/ports/editors/openoffice-devel)
> Is a suite that gets you as close to the MS Office package as can be. In
> addition, you CAN create PDF's
> Just my 2 pennies

As a follow up, I agree, I have not gotten OOo to install however, the 
openoffice-devel went smoothly for me.

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