[ubuntu-za] Open Source Citation and Reference programme
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 08:19:38 UTC 2012
On 14 November 2012 10:15, David Apter <dave.apter at gmail.com> wrote:
> "that I have seemingly lost as an academic by moving to open source is
> As an academic you only GAIN by moving to open systems!
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 7:39 AM, Johan Mynhardt <johanmynhardt at gmail.com>wrote:
>> >> On 13 November 2012 08:43, Leon Gert Marincowitz <
>> lmarincowitz at gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>> Dear All
>> >>> One thing I now realise that I have seemingly lost as an academic by
>> >>> moving to open source is the high quality citation and reference
>> >>> that abound for Windows and Mac.
>> >>> Are there any serious open source citation programmes that might have
>> >>> plug ins for Word. I've checked Libre and no such luck.
>> >>> I'm looking for a respectable programme not some cobbled together part
>> >>> time thing.
>> I know you want something word/libreoffice-related but...
>> My 2c - if you are after 'proper' document typesetting and if you are
>> an academic, then why not follow the route of all the academics that
>> end up using LaTeX?
>> Sure, the learning curve is a PITA, but once you get up to speed,
>> there's no comparison to a word editor. There are several citation
>> libraries as I know there are different citation systems required.
>> You have the added benefits of editing anywhere using any software
>> that can manipulate text and you can have several output formats. You
>> can also manage big documents by having 'modules' or different files
>> for different sections.
>> It is not the silver bullet, but you can sure go a long way.
>> Johan Mynhardt
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