Libre Office Writer and MS Word

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  1. linuxforall

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    Hmmm ...
    One aspect that Word has been doing better relates to Search & Replace. LibreOffice is not user-friendly (or should one now say intuitive?) at all in that respect.
    In any case, there are a lot of factoids relating to major office suites propagated by commission agents. This article may help set some of them right.
     
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    After using LibreOffice Writer (and before that OpenOffice) for so long now, I get lost in MS Word, especially the latest versions.
     
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    That's the ribbon effect, I guess.
     
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    This. :D
     
  6. Robin A.

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    From the Datamation article:

    "Word generates tables of contents quickly, using existing templates. However, the result is uneditable, and invariably runs leader dots between the title and page number -- a sure sign of failed design to any typographer."

    This is not true. In Word, Tables of content are editable and can be generated without leader dots.

    I used Writer for years, but for me, the overall experience with Word is much more satisfying. If "shorter documents" refers to documents up to 500 pages or so, I agree with the article in this:

    "Word's design favors shorter documents, and users who are less concerned with layout and exactness than getting a task done with a minimum of distraction."
     
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  7. Mrkvonic

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    I find both equally clumsy. They both have merits in some areas, but truth to be told, I'm more used to working with Word, at work, although I hate the ribbon.
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    I like both about the same I guess, however, I do find that some Word documents I pull into Writer don't format properly..
     
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    I like both about the same I guess, however,I do find that some Writer documents I pull into Word don't format properly.. ;)
     
  10. linuxforall

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    Its very important to have MS Fonts installed in system.
     
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    I would prefer Word if I could have a legitimate copy of MS Office 2010 for free or at a very very cheap price.

    See why Word is better than Writer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yj93EgscbA

    Not saying I'm unhappy with LibreOffice, but MS Office 2010 is still better....
     
  12. linuxforall

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    At the rate LO is developing, it will surpass WORD by miles in near future.
     
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    A luxury item is expected to better than a common one. Doesn't mean I should buy the luxury item. I seriously doubt that the majority of office suite users need or use the really advanced features that may be better in proprietary software.
     
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    So that is what it's called. I see it appearing in other products too.
     
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    The nice thing, IIRC, is that you can still use the keyboard shortcuts of Office 2003.
     
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