OpenOffice alternative?

Karl Larsen k5di at
Tue May 6 21:10:36 UTC 2008

R Kimber wrote:
> On Tue, 06 May 2008 10:34:56 -0400
> 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 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 great.
>> 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.
> Thanks for all the suggestions.  I'll try Abiword and Kword.
> Yes, I certainly have msttcorefonts.  One problem about the official OO
> release is that it isn't 64 bit, and I don't want to have to fiddle
> around trying to install it (and indeed the necessary java).
> - Richard
    Java loading is a 5 minute task. If you have all the fonts your set. 
What version of OO are you having trouble with?



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