Softmaker Office 2016 for Linux

Dr. Mikeal Hughes macmikeal at me.com
Thu Dec 10 03:29:25 UTC 2015


I used to love Wordstar!

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> On Dec 9, 2015, at 6:46 PM, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> 
>> On Wed, 2015-12-09 at 18:29 -0600, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>>> On 12/09/2015 05:09 PM, Doug wrote:
>>> I have no idea what you mean by "macros." Maybe the screwy stuff that
>>> Libre makes you decipher? I don't look for a publishing program, I just
>>> want a word processor that I can use with no BS. That's SoftMaker.
> 
> This is strange. In the 20-odd years I've been using Linux as my primary
> desktop I've never had a major problem[1] with StarOffice, OpenOffice or
> LibreOffice, of which LibreOffice is IMHO the best. They've all had
> their ideosyncracies, but so do all complex programs - including most
> definitely Microsoft Word.
> 
> I've never felt I had to deal with "BS" from LibreOffice. The LO macro
> language is powerful, but takes some learning.
> 
> What is it specifically that turns you off LibreOffice (or on to
> SoftMaker)? Specifics are much more helpful than just generally bagging
> something.
> 
> Regards, K.
> 
> [1] Except numbering. Numbering is hell. But to be fair, it's hell in
> all word processors I've every used, and I started on WordStar (on CP/M!
> ).
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