[techtalk] "MS Office" type software

Elaine Poulsen elainep at excitehome.net
Wed Nov 15 18:27:28 EST 2000


I use StarOffice (5.2) for anytime I need to read/write/create a MS
Office document.  It will load and save as Word, Excel or the rest of MS
formats.  It also has a nice HTML package.

Bek Oberin wrote:

> I need to produce a quite fancy word-processed document, with
> included picture(s) (Jpeg or Gif or something, preferaly), table
> of contents, footnotes, page numbers, headings, etc.  Hopefully
> also #include'd files (eg chapter1.doc, chapter2.doc and book.doc
> which includes all the chapters and changes if I change
> chapter1.doc)
> It probably eventually needs to come out in MS Word format.  But
> I'm trying to avoid actually MAKING it in MS Word.
> Hopefully I can avoid booting into Windows at all.  I hate it.
> It drives me nuts.
> I don't suppose I can do it in LaTeX and convert it across later?
> I don't know of any conversion software that'll take complex
> LaTeX and convert it to MS Word or RTF or anything word'll read.
> How does the Office-type software for Linux go at this sort of a
> job?  I've never used any of it before ... never needed it. .. I
> always mark stuff up in HTML or in LaTeX.
> *sigh*
> a whiney
> bekj
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