k5di at zianet.com
Tue May 6 21:05:44 UTC 2008
Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote:
> 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.
Hello guys, I am using Open Office version 2.3 and I do have the
microsoft fonts and am on Ubuntu 7.10 and it seems to be just great. Not
sure the font will show but the bit below is Arial font:
It can't be done in the Thunderbird mail client. But anyway it does sure
look to like Arial :-)
Please send us the version of Open Office your using. Like the other guy
says he can match any font the guys using Word use.
I am long retired but liked to make Power Point charts to display my
companies things and they would use a Linux font not like anything on
Windows. Later I would be asked "where did you get that font?"
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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