Calligra office suite: first impressions.
buzzmandt at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 13:34:47 UTC 2012
I will definitely install and check this out.
However, of the 12 Linux systems IT 4 of those are used in nonprofit groups
and 2 are small biz. They all create documents that are shared to others in
their groups that do not use Linux. If there is no word compatibility there
is no real chance they would be interested in it. Anyone know if this is
going to be addressed?
On Apr 14, 2012 2:08 AM, "Waleed Hamra" <kubuntu-users at whamra.com> wrote:
> On 04/13/2012 04:52 PM, Bas Roufs - message in English wrote:
> > Hello Everybody
> > Via this mail I would like to give compliments to the developers of the
> > KDE office suite "Calligra". Today, I installed it in Kubuntu 11.10 via
> > 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
> > - of course, in a constructive way.
> > Today, I have experimented a bit with the word processor as wel as with
> > Dump".
> > 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
> > 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
> > whether two closely interrelated mind mapping projects also could be
> > integrated somehow in the Calligra family:
> > "Freeplane" (http://freeplane.sourceforge.net);
> > "Docear", http://www.docear.org/
> > 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
> > 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
> > Here, my first reflection on Calligra finishes.
> > Respectfully yours,
> > Bas Roufs.
> very interesting, will probably install and try it out in the next few
> days. you mentioned that export to some MS formats isn't supported, or
> implemented, yet. what about import from these formats? does it exist?
> is it reliable?
> as far as i'm concerned here, PDF is all i need to share my writings,
> but the troublesome part is reading the MS files other people send to me.
> hopefully, if usable enough, calligra will have a new tester and bug
> reporter, to help them get better. i mean really, i don't care much
> about lack of features, incosistency, or the sort, as long as the
> product is usable enough, i'll help its developers make it better :)
> 2 hours of aptitude left to get the suite...
> Waleed K. Hamra
> Manager of Hamra Information Systems
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