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Re: And now, which word processor?

On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 05:59:06PM +0000, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
> Yesterday I installed Abiword on my Thinkpad X61 with Netbsd 6.1.2.
> Despite having installed all MS .ttf fonts and having all dependencies
> fullfilled, opening existing word documents was a pain. Latest
> generation .docx won't even open. Creating a new document from scratch
> was also painful as bullets points were all messed up. In comparison
> Google docs does a better job.
> I understand winehq won't work on a 64 bit. Correct me if I am wrong.
> Is there any alternative to installing a full fledged Open/Libre
> Office? All I need is a basic but realiable Word processor.
> Thanks
> -- 
> Ottavio

That's because AbiWord from pkgsrc doesn't support .docx files. It certainly
doesn't generate them, at least. AbiWord will happily output in a variety of
other formats, including old-fashioned .doc. 

AbiWord *is* a basic and reliable word processor, if you must use a graphical
one. It's my favorite graphical editor which has the ability to output Microsoft
formats at all. (My *real* favorite typesetting environment is Vim + Markdown or
Vim + LaTeX.)

In my opinion, using Wine for running just a word processor is kind of a waste.


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