Office Suites A tour of OpenOffice alternativesJul 11, 2008
If OpenOffice is too fat and feature-rich for your taste, try one of the office alternatives. We found much to like and much to wish for when we put six office suites to the test.more »
ODF Compatibility Open Document Format in practiceJul 11, 2008
What happens when you feed an ODT document created with OpenOffice to a word processor like AbiWord, KWord, or Writely? Read on to find out.more »
ODF Add-in The Open Document Add-in for Microsoft OfficeJul 11, 2008
With a little help from the ODF plugin, Microsoft Office can open up documents saved in the free Open Document format. A short test reveals just how well it works.more »
Graphviz Graph visualization with GraphvizJul 10, 2008
Using drawing tools to manually create graphs and diagrams can be a slow and convoluted process. The Graphviz toolbox offers a faster way. Based on a short text with the information for the graph, Graphviz quickly generates a neat drawing.more »
Cabaret Stage Editing PDF documents with Cabaret StageJul 09, 2008
Linux has had the ability to display PDF documents for many years, but it lacked an editing tool until now: enter Cabaret Stage.more »
TeXmacs TeXmacs – A convenient layout program for your text documentsJul 09, 2008
If you need to lay out a text document, you can opt for a WYSIWYG application, like OpenOffice, or a genuine layout system such as TeX. TeXmacs combines the advantages of both approaches: premium document quality and intuitive controls.more »
Command Line: Text Editors Editors for the shellJul 03, 2008
More is not always better, especially at the command line. Lean text editors such as nano, JOE, and ee fit Linux novices and experts alike.more »
Workspace: txt2tags Write once, publish anywhereJul 03, 2008
How would you like write text using whatever text editor you like and then publish the results in a variety of formats, including (X)HTML, MoinMoin wiki, LaTeX, and SGML? txt2tags allows you to write once and publish
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