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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 20:28:28 UTC 2010

On 11/23/2010 1:50 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us 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<-.

If you set more than one attribute (font type, size, bold, color, etc.) 
and use it twice you break even. Naming the style is the only extra 
work.  If you get it wrong and change it, it's a win.  In a big document 
where you used it many times its a big win.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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