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Re: Linux newbie coming from Mac
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2012, 03:39:41 pm »
Kword is good if you don't employ its frames function and great if you do.  As I don't do newspapers, etc, but mostly letters and motions,  I found openoffice to fit my bill a little better.  Now, I mainly use google docs and normally use openoffice or kword only for final format and printing.
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2012, 03:57:05 pm »
And I forgot textmaker.  Its made, I think, by softmaker.  I bought it years ago and still get the free updates (last linux version being Office 2010).  Its good too and has a much smaller footprint, I believe, that either kword or openoffice.  Its not opensource and not free.

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Re: Linux newbie coming from Mac
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2012, 09:09:50 am »
Thanks to admin for clarifying that Blue Griffon is already ready to go for Vector.

Thanks Sledehammer for mentioning the other software I can use.

I've googled all over trying to learn what frames means in Linux - but all I can find is info about html frames. What ARE frames in linux and  is there a web site that explains?


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Re: Linux newbie coming from Mac
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 09:39:29 am »
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 12:08:43 pm »
Ahhh ... now I see. It handles images and text a lot like Adobe InDesign. Thanks.

It's a much bigger package than I really need - but I still like it a lot.

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Re: Linux newbie coming from Mac
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2012, 04:42:30 pm »
Bingo! I finally found just the solution to replacing the features of Bean that I love best.

A program called PyRoom will let me get the distraction free full screen mode just like I wanted. I only need to type text - and all the big word processors are so bloated. I like to save all my writing as text files anyway. If I need to pretty them up later - I'll drag them into one of the big processors. But mostly, I just need to get my head down and type. This might be just perfect. I like to make the text really large and display it in a narrow column in the middle of a full empty screen. This helps me catch typos better.

Just fyi - this is what I read about PyRoom
http://richardherley.blogspot.com/2011/06/pyroom-distraction-free-editor.html

I saw PyRoom available on a Slackware site - can I run any Slackware package easily on Vector?

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Re: Linux newbie coming from Mac
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2012, 04:56:14 pm »
Just in case anyone besides me is interested in this, I found three more full screen editors in addition to PyRoom. http://pyroom.org/index.html

They are:

http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/
http://code.google.com/p/koalawriter/
http://code.google.com/p/marave/

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Re: Linux newbie coming from Mac
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2012, 05:11:22 pm »
Just in case anyone besides me is interested in this, I found three more full screen editors in addition to PyRoom. http://pyroom.org/index.html

They are:

http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/
http://code.google.com/p/koalawriter/
http://code.google.com/p/marave/

focuswriter and pyroom are already part of our repository of applications.
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Re: Linux newbie coming from Mac
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2012, 05:26:06 pm »
Fantastic!! Thank you.

I now feel totally comfortable with the idea of going Linux!

Should I add "resolved" to the topic title now?

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Re: Linux newbie coming from Mac
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2012, 07:14:24 pm »
Fantastic!! Thank you.

I now feel totally comfortable with the idea of going Linux!

Should I add "resolved" to the topic title now?

Sure, resolved for now. You can always start another topic when something comes up.  And it will.  ;D
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