"Terrell Prudé Jr."
microman at cmosnetworks.com
Tue May 6 14:34:56 UTC 2008
R Kimber wrote:
> What alternatives to OpenOffice do people use for a word processor?
> I'm struggling with OO. Since the 8.04 upgrade arial won't appear as
> arial and saved arial documents come up with a bizarre-looking font
> called Albany, which isn't anything like Albany on the font websites
> and which doesn't seem to exist on my machine under that name.
> Also, OO wouldn't correctly print a saved letter that had an anchored
> table imported from the OO spreadsheet. Only the first cell of the
> table was printed.
> I tried re-installing, and that did fix other issues that I had.
> So, I'm looking for a word processor that "just works" [TM] :-)
> What do people use?
> - Richard
AbiWord and KWord for any RTF documents at home.
However, I use OpenOffice.org at work all the time, with msttcorefonts
installed. And I do so in a total Microsoft shop. That is, I'm always
sending/receiving MS Word-formatted docs to all my MS Office
XP/2003-using colleagues, and they don't know the difference. It works
Yes, I use the OpenOffice.org that comes with the distro, and I've been
doing so since Hoary Hedgehog. The only time I've ever had a document
look "ugly" when using Arial or Times New Roman is when I *thought* I
had msttcorefonts installed...but didn't. You might want to verify that
one more time.
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