Calligra office suite: first impressions.
Bas Roufs - message in English
basroufs at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 13:52:08 UTC 2012
Via this mail I would like to give compliments to the developers of the new
KDE office suite "Calligra". Today, I installed it in Kubuntu 11.10 via the
regular ppa backport repository. I really love it immediately! It looks like a
very adequate toolkit for creative and artistic word processing, sheet
calculations, presentations, etc.
Of course, there are still a few rough edges to deal with in the further
development of Calligra. When observing them, I will share them via this forum
- of course, in a constructive way.
Today, I have experimented a bit with the word processor as wel as with "Brain
In the word procesor, I found two major points of attention so far.
I have looked for a possibility for export to .doc, .docx, pdf and other
formats. So far, I only found a way to export to PDF: File > export to PDF.
For the other formats, I have looked under FILE > save as and FILE > export. I
did not find it there. I will keep using LibreOffice next to Calligra until this
essential feature will be available.
In LibreOffice, there is a effective way to establish the
basic styles and formatting, like the default font: FORMAT > styles and
formatting (F11). Is there something similar in Calligra?
With respect to "Braindump": is this meant for mind mapping? I am wondering
whether two closely interrelated mind mapping projects also could be
integrated somehow in the Calligra family:
The combination of Freeplane, Docear, Braindump and all other Calligra
packages could create together a very powerful mind mapping, creativity
boosting tool box.
Finally, I am looking for a widget for the panel: for launching all the
Calligra applications. Another good option could be a widget for ALL the office
applications. Now, when copying the office typing machine symbol to the panel, I
get a duplicate of the K-launcher, however, with the typing machine symbol.
Here, my first reflection on Calligra finishes.
Bas G. Roufs MA
Van 't Hoffstraat 1
NL-3514 VT Utrecht
E. BasRoufs at gmail.com
Mob. +31 6 446 835 10
Tel. +31 30 785 40
Websites in construction:
Open source OS: Linux Kubuntu 11.10.
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