OpenOffice alternative?

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at
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 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 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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