openOffice

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Tue Jul 11 20:35:03 BST 2006


Am Tue, 11. July 2006 14:02 schrieb Albertito:
> hello,
>
> 2006/7/11, email.listen at googlemail.com <email.listen at googlemail.com>:
> > Am Tue, 11. July 2006 11:14 schrieb Albertito:
> > > 2006/7/11, Luzi Thöny <lucius.antonius at gmail.com>:
> > > > On 7/11/06, Albertito <atetinho at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > hello,
> > > > >
> > > > >  why doesn´t OpenOffice appear as installed in XUbuntu? Sorry by
> > > > > the question but I come from Ubuntu.
> > > > >
> > > > > thanks!
> > > >
> > > > OpenOffice is too big and too resource-hungry for Xubuntu. Xubuntu
> > > > prefers smaller, faster applications like AbiWord for Wordprocessing
> >
> > and
> >
> > > > Gnumeric for Spreasheets.
> > > >
> > > > Installing OpenOffice is very easy with Synaptic, though, should you
> >
> > need
> >
> > > > it.
> > >
> > > ok. and, an equivalent product to make presentations?
> >
> > May be you should have a closer look on LyX.
> >
> > LyX is a LateX based documentation tool. It offers an easy gui-based
> > interface
> > as you know it from common word processors as Abiword or OpenOffice.org.
> > The type of a new document is defined by so called document classes, as
> > it is
> > done in LaTeX.
> >
> > So for a letter you would use the letter or koma-letter class, for a
> > documentation as a thesis or a book or koma-book class and for a
> > presentation
> > you may use prosper or beamer class. For (complex) spreadsheats you can
> > use
> > gnumeric and export it to LaTeX. This can be imported to LyX afterwards
> > but
> > it needs some LaTeX fizzeling, at least on the first time.
> >
> > The workflow is diferent than those you may be familiar with in a
> > wordprocessor, a presentation applicaton or a spreadsheet application.
> >
> > What is a strong argument pro LyX is its tremendous layout, very
> > professional,
> > as you know it from LaTeX based publications from O'Reilly or Prentice
> > Hall.
> > And due to the fact that it is LaTeX based it don't change its document
> > format
> > every qouple of month.
> >
> > I'm using LyX for my Linux and Unix course material and I'm using it
> > since years. Unlike others I hadn't to convert my documents to new file
> > formats. So
> > I would judge LyX as a very sustainable and long lasting tool(set).
> > But it needs some (sometimes more) LaTeX knowledge if you want to do
> > really
> > nifty things. But there is a very friendly LyX users list and a extensive
> > LyX-wiki where you will find a lot of support and help, exspecially for
> > beginers.
> >
> >
> >
> > Another presentation tool is magicpoint
> > (the deb is named mgp, you will find it in synaptic)
> >
> > mgp needs very few reccources and is damned fast even on very old
> > hardware,
> > e.g. a P-III 300. A presentation is defined by a text file which has
> > the 'commands' for the mgp engine. It looks a bit like a shell script,
> > but it's easy to understand and to learn.
> >
> > At http://www.freeos.com/articles/3648/ there is a small article /
> > tutorial 'From Power (point) to Magic(point) - Presentations using your
> > Linux
> > box' which shows a mgp file.
[...]
>
> but, can we use Inkscape too, can´t?

I would say yes.

But I'm not shure if i understand your intention.
Are you talking of using inkscape as a drawing application or as an 
application for doing presentations?

There are drawing / painting applications as xfig, sodipodi, dia, gimp and 
others and it's your choice which you prefer or would like to use.

You may use inkscape to do your drawing and export it to png or (via print) to 
ps. This file formats can be used in LyX.

Another drawing / sketching program which don't need much reccources is xfig. 
It is able to export it's drawings to a couple of file formats, e.g. eps.

regards,
thomas



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