Ubuntu :: Tools For Writing Documentation - Text Editor - Word Processor

May 23, 2011

I'm looking for a text editor, word processor, or another kind of program that makes it really easy to make it look like some of the text is inside of a terminal. So that it is very obvious what text is a command and what text is a description. Also a template that does this would work to.

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Programming :: Specific Tools Or Jsut A Text Editor?

Feb 20, 2011

i have never tryed programming anyhing. i was wondering inhow i can start learning python. i use archlinux with openbox. do i need any specific tools or jsut a text editor? sorry for the noob question . from the tutorials online i see many tools like pygtk glade and so on and i cant understand anything

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Apr 16, 2010

When writing a script using command-line tools why is it more difficult using graphical tools?

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Ubuntu :: Looking For Word Processor?

Jan 13, 2010

I'm very new to this , just got a acer revo 3600 with Linux but there seems to be nothing much on it apart from Internet , don't understand computers at all but am looking for word processor etc. been told to get ubuntu don't know how to or what it is also a bit stuck with the terminology.

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Software :: Tools For Translating Programs And Documentation

Feb 2, 2010

I have googled the net and found some information, but need more on translating. I need programs both for linux and windows xp for translating programs, documentation and etc. I found poEdit, but is there some simpler program to work with? I also need how-to (more simpler - more usefully) for the entire process from getting po or pot files, translate them and upload them. Is SVN suitable for that (need to mention that I only have general idea of what SVN is; didn't worked with it).

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Ubuntu :: Text Editor Column Editor And Regex Search/replace, Incrementing Number Insert?

Jul 25, 2011

On windows I really only used Notepad++ as my text editor, it had two features that I loved.What I need to accomplish is what I would do with Notepad++ column editor.I could have like 100 lines, and place the cursor at a column, and goto edit>column editor, and I could insert an incrementing number. (I could also pad the incrementing number with 0s, this was GREAT for making batch files among other things.)So each line at that column had a number higher than the previous line.The other feature that I used sometimes was a search/replace with regex patterns.Does anyone know of an editor that has those features for linux? I am mostly after the column editor insert feature but if you know of one with both features that would rock.

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Ubuntu :: OpenOffice Word Processor Keeps Closing

Apr 18, 2010

My Open Office word processor keeps closing after it's been open just a few seconds. I get to paste something I wanted to print into the word processor, and then it closes.

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Ubuntu :: Spanish For OpenOffice.Org Word Processor

Nov 4, 2010

How can I install (or use if already installed) the Spanish language (Puerto Rico)?

It is not working for me.

I open the OpenOffice.Org Word Processor

I click:
-Spanish (Puerto Rico) (For "Selection" or "For Paragraph" or "For All Text"), and nothing happens.

I am obliged o go online and use some of those "Type Spanish accents" online site to do my Spanish work. But I can't, it is too much because the accents, etc.

Also, I found some packages to download but it says that they are "Authenticated"

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Ubuntu :: Open Office Word Processor Attachment?

Jan 7, 2010

When sending to a typical windows user a text document created in open office what must the file extension be for the MS user to be able to open it.

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Ubuntu :: Templates For Writing Cv's In Word Through Windows?

Mar 10, 2011

I know there are templates for writing cv's in word through windows.Are there any within Linux ?

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Ubuntu :: Finding A Word Processor With Mail Merge That Works?

Sep 14, 2010

I have tried openoffice but the mail merge is a nightmare to use and when eventually I managed to get something out of it instead of one page linked to a database it produced a separate page for each plus a blank page! I did manage to do something with openoffice database using a form letter but that was also a nightmare to do!

I tried Koffice which is supposed to have mail merge but nothing appeared on the Tools menu as the manual says it should. At the moment I am using MS office 2003 under Wine which works fine and does exactly what I want, only thing I don't seem able to do is install any of the service packs, any suggestions for that? Preferably I would like a Linux based word processor, does anyone know of one that has functioning mail merge?

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General :: Word Processor And Powerpoint Viewer/Maker ?

Feb 20, 2011

I have started using linux again and the programme that used to come with Suse back in 2003 was called "open office" since this is 2011 and im now using Ubuntu which suits me much better I need a word processor that can support .doc or create files that I can then open and edit with Microsoft word in university. Is there any word processor out there that sounds like what im looking for?

Lastly I also need atleast a PPT viewer to see my lecture slides and a program that can make powerpoint presentations or can be used and edited with Powerpoint would be great for my presentation work.

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General :: How To Transfer Word Processor Document To XP Desktop

Oct 12, 2010

I was given a Linux Asus eee PC 4G Netbook. I know nothing about Linux, but I know if I use it, I will create documents that I need to put on my PC for a permanent record. Also, can I transfer a document written in Word to my Linux Netbook. I know these are kind of stupid questions, but I was unable to find the answer after an hour of net surfing.

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Software :: How To Digitally Sign Doc Created With Word Processor

Apr 20, 2011

I am looking for an easy way to digitally sign documents produced with regular word processors. Here are my findings so far:LibreOffice and OpenOffice are ready to digitally sign documents. There are a few steps involved (such as obtaining the certificate). For documents produced with a different word processor (such as Abiword), there is always the option to transform them into pdf documents, which seem to be ready to be digitally signed, with specific software. The first thing I looked at was gpg, which allows for a detached signature and also for a "clearsign" option, which attaches the signature to the document.

I have already ruled out the "detached signature", as this imposes another degree of difficulty to handle a stack of documents that will need to be classified and relocated frequently. As for the "clearsign" option, it is great for simple text documents but, when used with Abiword documents (for instance), the few extra lines outside the xml tree renders them impossible to read. So far, forcing all my coworkers to use only LibreOffice seems to be the simplest alternative.

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Ubuntu :: Advantages And Disadvantages Of OpenOffice.org Word Processor, Kword, And AbiWord?

Dec 21, 2010

I am a graduate student writing a dissertation in modern history. More than half of my computer work takes place on a word processor.I take notes, make outlines, and then write drafts of papers, chapters, presentations, etc. I regularly have to share these files with others who use operating systems other than Linux.I have just switched from OS X (after 5 years and half of using Mac) and I am still figuring out how to write my next dissertation chapter in Ubuntu.

There seems to be no consensus on what is or what are the best word processing softwares -- especially for academic writers -- in Ubuntu or Linux for that matter.I have read a number of posts on various forums and I find them either dated by several years or not dealing with the problems I am facing :

namely writing a serious, book-length academic work in the humanities and desiring to work with a user-friendly and fast word processor that would also be powerful enough to accomplish most or all academic tasks such as footnotes, style change, bibliography, accessibility, etc. There are people who suggest using LaTeX (LyX, Kile, etc.) but it seems to me that they're mostly based in the exact sciences and benefit from the math and science features that exist in LyX or another LaTeX editor. LaTeX is moreover not very accessible to those who do not know the LaTeX language or do not have an editor and work primarily with a word processor: meaning that when I share a LaTex document with my colleagues they have difficulty editing my work. See for instance this discussion which took place 5 years ago on this forum:


I wonder if those of you who are in similar fields (i.e., humanities, social sciences, law, etc.)could chip in and talk about your experience as academic writers working primarily from a Linux (specifically Ubuntu) platform. What are the word processing applications you use to write your serious papers?What are the advantages and disadvantages of OpenOffice.org Word Processor, Kword, and AbiWord? How easy or difficult is it to share your documents with others who do not use Linux? In what format/s do you share your documents? Can others easily modify and edit your texts? Do you use LaTeX at all?Opinions may vary with respect to discipline,which word processor to use for writing their articles, dissertations, or books.

My own personal experience with OpenOffice.org has not been very positive. It's pretty slow and has problems with multiple language input. Switching from Nisus Writer Pro and Mellel (both OS X softwares), OpenOffice.org Word Processor seems also not very user-friendly. It seems to follow the design of MS Word (or what MS Word used to be) and feels above all *cluttered.* I am however trying to like it as I understand there's probably no other word processor better than OpenOffice.org in Ubuntu. Am I correct to assume this? I also downloaded Kword which in terms of interface and egronomic design seems quite nice. It is also a bit faster -- although I don't know how powerful Kword is at the moment and whether it can accomplish all that my academic work requires from a word processor. I have also read somewhere that AbiWord is really not all that powerful. It is meant to be a fast but "lean" word processor which would do basic things quickly.

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Jan 21, 2011

How can I change the default word processor (to openoffice) on Slackware 13.1, with KDE? When I click on a file using dolphin, .doc files open with kwrite. I would like them to open with open office.

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General :: Lightweight Word Processor With Decent Features And Few Dependencies - Exist

Mar 18, 2010

Using Arch Linux. I am looking for a good word processor. I don't need a lot of file format support. Only RTF (for WordPad on W$). I want one that it is easy to use. I've been searching on Google and these are the ones that constantly show up. I have tried them, and don't like them. (Abiword was OK, but I couldn't get spell-check to work...)Just something light and easy to use, with just the usual features. I don't want a billion features. All I want is something I don't have to fight against to get a nice looking, presentable document. Emacs, Vi and *TeX* are not very easy to use, so don't mention the 'advanced' ones like that.

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Ubuntu :: Text Editor To Preserve Indentations On Wrapped Text?

Mar 21, 2010

I'm looking for a light-weight text editor for general-purpose composition that can preserve indentations on wrapped lines.

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Ubuntu :: Text Editor That Will Let Color Or Highlight Text On Demand?

May 11, 2010

Is there a simple text editor for Linux that will let you color or highlight text on demand? Something like gedit or leafpad with color? I know I can probably do this with vi or emacs, but I'm looking for something simple, need not be feature rich.

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General :: Testing Tools For Symmetric Multiprocessing Processor

Oct 20, 2010

Can anyone suggest me any open Source Testing tool for testing SMP?

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General :: All Text In Text Editor Turned To Boxes?

Jul 17, 2009

I was trying to install GTK+-2.8.20, so I installed it's necessary dependencies in this order:

jpeg library
tiff library

And I was about to install the last dependency: ATK (Accessability Toolkit).I opened the Archive Manager to extract the "atk-1.26.0.tar.gz" file (yes, I'm still switching from Windows so I'm fond of GUI), but I noticed all the text in that window was boxes, like the □ type box for every letter of text.So instead I thought it wouldn't be a big deal, because the terminal and regular windows weren't screwed up.I opened a text file in gedit (reference to commands in terminal, such as how to extract files via terminal), but yet again all of the text was □-like boxes.

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Dec 8, 2010

Using the latest version of Ubuntu desktop on an emachine t5062 if it matters. I have a text file of keywords that is one-three words line after line for like 5000 lines. How would I go about adding a word to each line.Aside from typing it in or copying and pasting.If it can`t be done with Gedit I am all for using another program.

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Ubuntu :: 10.4 Firefox Highlighing Bug - Writing Text

Jul 15, 2010

I'm having problems with writing text. It usually happens in the google search bar next to the address bar in firefox. The text sometimes automatically highlights itself at what appears to be random intervals, so i usually end up with the last part of a word (which is usually over-writing the first half, which was highlighted). This is extremely annoying as i have no clue what i could have done to cause this.

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General :: Cannot Disable Word Wrap For All Text Files

Nov 13, 2010

I'm not a newbie to Linux, but I'm a newbie to LQ. I've searched the internet for an answer to an issue I'm having with JOE, to no avail.For my editing purposes, I HATE word wrap. I've read the man page extensively and nothing I try works.

To disable word wrap, it says, simply edit the joerc file and place --wordrap in the first column. Done. It works for .pl, and it works for .c (seems to be built in for C). Bottom line, I cannot disable word wrap for all text files, or at least the ones I want to edit. Has anyone solved this?

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May 14, 2010

What is the command to sort a text file by the second word?

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Jul 7, 2011

I need to chop of the top 30ish lines of several log files until a line starting with "Initialization completed."The trouble is that it's not always the same amount of lines that need to be deleted, and they don't always contain the same information, which is why I would need to delete everything priorhe line starting with "Initialization completed."Right now I have a little script I wrote based on looping each file through several "grep -v" commands with each known pattern of lines I want to ignore, but it is tedious and I have to inspect each file afterwards to make sure nothing is left from above "Initialization completed

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General :: Writing Text To A File?

Mar 18, 2010

I am using Grass GIS

I have written a script which outputs a list of numbers to a file

code snippet:

r.stats -1 fs=, input=Bones_AVE > /home/gary/AVE_monte_carlo/rstats_AVE$i.csv

so this makes acsv file with one column. I want to run it again but rather than outputing to a new csv i want to add it to this one as the next column. For this example there will be 100 rows per column.

the 1st one will make the file

[grassGIS code]> /home/gary/AVE_monte_carlo/rstats_AVE.csv
add ',' after each value
the next one
[grassGIS code] open file /home/gary/AVE_monte_carlo/rstats_AVE.csv


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Ubuntu :: Best C++ Compiler - Text Editor

Mar 1, 2010

Is there anything like Visual C++ on linux? Or just a text editor and a seperator compiler?

What's the best C++ Compiler, and best Text Editor with C++ syntax highlighting.

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May 3, 2010

I would like to use notepad++ for my text editor. Is there away to get this only my Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook?

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Jul 20, 2010

You know how nano, vi, vim, etc... all use the entire screen when they are started? I am wondering if it is possible to get a text editor (or modifying an existing one) that doesn't take the entire terminal. The reason for this is that I to look at the output of a different command, then modify a different file while looking at the output. I want to be able to do this very fast, and it would be great if there was some way I could this all in one shell instead of creating two terminals and resizing or flipping between them. I realize the ideal solution would be a second monitor, but I can't get that right now.

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