This is a discussion on Re: where is a lightweight, simple word processor? - FreeBSD ; On May 6, 2008, at 5:31 PM, Jeremy C. Reed wrote: > I have been looking for a simple word processor that supports > formatted > text, different fonts and maybe bullet lists. And is close to > WYSIWYG. I ...
On May 6, 2008, at 5:31 PM, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I have been looking for a simple word processor that supports
> text, different fonts and maybe bullet lists. And is close to
> WYSIWYG. I
> don't care about format it can save or import as long as I can find an
> intermediate tool to do my conversions. I don't need tables. But if
> it can
> plug into another speller that would be nice but not required. Also
> not required, but okay. Support for multiple languages would be nice
> required right now. I will accept losing formatting attributes when
> importing. Page breaks would be nice but not required.
> (I often receive and send press releases and other documents that
> are in
> different formats. I don't like losing all the formatting when I
> send back
> an edited document. I don't mind losing hidden metadata.)
> I found gwp but old 1999 code uses old gnome-libs.
> I found 1998 maxwell, but haven't figured out build yet on modern
> siag's pw has crashed a few times on me. And I don't know if
> Ted has worked for me sometimes and failed for me sometimes. I don't
> if still maintained.
> abiword is too big. kword is too big. oowriter is too big. LyX is
> too big.
> I don't want to require KDE libraries, libgnome, teTeX, or other big
> dependencies. I don't need hundreds of features just to be able to
> and provide simple document that has some formatted text. I don't
> want to
> manually type in RTF, XML, or OpenDocument formats.
> Maybe there is some GTK widget that provides a rich formatting editor?
> Maybe some rich format editor can be stripped out of some email
> client or
> HTML editor to be a standalone simple light word processor?
If you were using OS X I'd suggest Bean... Not sure what to tell you!
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