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Re: [SLE] Re: Corel Wordperfect 2000 for Linux
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dougmack@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 20:59:03 -0400
  • Message-id: <200204160059.g3G0xGpH015210@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 14:18 04/15/2002 +0700, Brian Durant wrote:
>On Monday 15 April 2002 12:25, Togan Muftuoglu wrote:
>- On the other hand, using Emacs as your editor and using DocBook XML
>- Slides DTD ( ) with DocBook XSL
>- StyleSheets you will have your Powerpoint Slides and you can produce
>- output in any format PDF, PS, HTML, XHTML, Text, MIF, RTF. So the
>- real question is do you have the time to learn a new method as with
>- docbook content and style are two different things.
>Wow, sounds interesting, thanks Togan. My understanding of many of the
>postings on this thread however, was not just a concern about output, but
>being able to fit into an office or other work environment where documents
>are shared and/or transfered between computers, which means for the majority
>of us "cross platform" integration of some sort. In the end, it all comes
>down to being "Word compatible" or "MS Office" compatible. Command line or
>GUI seems to almost be incidental next to that. Of course, there are many,
>myself included, that have a background in another OS (in my case Mac) and
>feel naturally more comfortable using GUI. On the other hand, I would be
>than willing to learn something like Emacs (despite what I understand to
be a
>high learning curve) if I was sure that it would get me where I want to go.
>For many, newbies, choice is the problem, particularly if one is not sure
>long product XY will be supported/developed. In the final instance, I think
>many would make their decision according to the following:
>1) How does XY stack up against MS Word/Office (.doc version support, .rtf
>support, und alles)?
>2) Will support/development for XY vaporize?
>3) How does XY bring me closer to cross-platform integration in my workplace?
>4) Is XY GUI or command line? How step is the learning curve?
>Two more cents back at you ;-)

Why would any sane person try to learn emacs when there are so many simple
GUI word processors and even low level text editors that are easily accessable
available? An IT person might need emacs if there is no GUI on his system,
or even "edit" but for anybody else, just use a standard editor.
Just my 2c plain. (I suppose that emacs might do some print-ready
layout, if one were super sharp. But there are lots of other things
that do that, like StarOffice, for instance.) --doug

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