Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices,
Will FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Sun Apr 29 08:40:00 UTC 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Murray Taylor
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 7:28 PM
> To: Garrett Cooper; perryh at pluto.rain.com
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices,Will FreeBSD accept
> Office 98 + Publisher?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
> > Garrett Cooper
> > Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2007 4:28 AM
> > To: perryh at pluto.rain.com
> > Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Re: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will
> > FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?
> > perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> > >> OpenOffice in OSX still isn't that great either because there
> > >> still isn't a native (Aqua) build.
> > >
> > > I suspect the NeoOffice folks would be surprised to hear that :)
> > Yes >_>.. I mean that the latest and greatest version of OOo isn't
> > available for Aqua native yet. It's going to take another
> > year to port,
> > as someone has claimed already.
> > There was a big leap in terms of functionality from 1.x vs
> > 2.x in OOo,
> > but then again considering that the OP was asking about
> > running Office
> > 98 (:D..), I don't think he'd mind running the 1.x version binaries.
> > -Garrett
> As the original poster wants to write books .... may I suggest that he
> a text editor and then a typesetter combination rather than any form of
> WYSIWYG wordprocessor.
> IE use (insert favourite text editor here) then use the LaTeX / Tetex
> to actually properly format the material as a book.
> Yes there is a learning curve here, but the end result is all
> over a wordprocessed attempt.
When I wrote my book Addison Wesley used Quark internally, but required
me to submit my manuscript -on paper-. They then retyped it, sent me
the proofs (which had enormous numbers of typos in them) I corrected and
I asked them if I gave them the manuscript in Quark source files if they
would take that, (because I had access to a pirated copy of Quark and
I would import what I had written my book in) and they would not. They
required a paper manuscript.
Thus, use whatever you want to write your book - if your going to get it
published most likely your publisher will not be using what your using.
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