Softmaker Office 2016 for Linux

John R. Sowden jsowden at americansentry.net
Thu Dec 10 06:04:24 UTC 2015


I still do!

On 12/09/2015 07:29 PM, Dr. Mikeal Hughes wrote:
> I used to love Wordstar!
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> 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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