[CentOS] Word Perfect [Was: Novell sale news?]

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Nov 23 14:50:59 EST 2010


Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 11/23/2010 12:55 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>
>>> I have never used word processing programs for much of anything
>>> serious, using vim and groff or docbook xml for most things.
>>
>> I've done lots of documents, documentation, and even some published
>> articles in SysAdmin (before it sadly went under), and everyone wants
>> word
>> processing docs; up through the end of the nineties, it was all WP, then
>> it shifted to *bleah* Word.
>> <snip>
>
> I'm not exactly a word processing expert, but I always thought the trick
> to make Word tolerable was to never apply raw formatting to individual
> pieces of text but instead make some styles of your own so you can
> subsequently modify the style definitions and have it take effect
> throughout the document.

I dunno, that seems too complicated for me, esp. if I want to *emphasize*
a single word, or ->a short phrase<-.

      mark



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