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Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:21:24 am »
What's a good text editor/Word-lite equivalent these days?
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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 06:10:45 am »
How lite?

Google Docs or LibreOffice for Word equivalent

for a text editor NotePad++
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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 07:16:14 am »
What's a good text editor/Word-lite equivalent these days?

Wordpad is still around, that's very word-lite.


I find the wp in LibraOffice annoying and clunking.
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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 05:36:34 pm »
LibreOffice came up when I asked here for a free Word replacement.  I've found it perfectly serviceable.

Text editors - I don't have much experience with beyond the basic Windows version.  I know they can be highly useful if coding, and there are many alternatives.

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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 05:41:37 pm »
Is OpenOffice still a thing btw? How does it compare to LibreOffice?
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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 07:57:48 pm »
LibreOffice is better.
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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 11:07:15 pm »
Is OpenOffice still a thing btw? How does it compare to LibreOffice?

So apparently there is a split in OpenOffice.  Most supporters went to work for LibreOffice (which is a fork of OpenOffice), and most reports say LibreOffice is better.  I can't really say though since I just went for the recommendation for LibreOffice.

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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 02:27:40 am »
I see. Thanks.
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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2017, 08:20:41 am »
Is OpenOffice still a thing btw? How does it compare to LibreOffice?

So apparently there is a split in OpenOffice.  Most supporters went to work for LibreOffice (which is a fork of OpenOffice), and most reports say LibreOffice is better.  I can't really say though since I just went for the recommendation for LibreOffice.

I knew this, but couldn't be arsed to post it here.  :cool:

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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2017, 01:50:57 am »
Personally I'd be happy with an updated version of Clarisworks.
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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 01:52:35 am »
and most reports say LibreOffice is better. 
it has the potential to be better, but right now, they are mostly the same.  But with Libre Office having more developpers, it means more frequent updates.  So far, it has kept up with LO but as a slower pace.
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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2017, 09:13:48 pm »
LibreOffice. It's literally improvements on OpenOffice.

TL;DR: The stupid one-way Apache licensing makes it so that LibreOffice will always be a slightly improved version of OpenOffice until the developers get bored of one-upping Apache.

The everyday differences:
1) LibreOffice makes it so you don't have to worry if somebody's got the font you're using if you send a document.
2) LibreOffice hides the majorly advanced stuff so it doesn't look like you need NASA training to figure out the UI.
3) IMPORTANT: Both can OPEN .docx files, but OpenOffice can't SAVE .docx files. Open-source PDF converters are flaky, so that's not great if you're making files you're planning on uploading like resumes.

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Re: Text editor/Word-lite equivalent?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2017, 03:06:44 am »
Thanks.
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