Re: [dev] Sane office alternative?

From: Henrique N. Lengler <>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:42:56 -0300

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 07:24:47PM -0400, Aaron W. Hsu wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:51:32PM +0200, Kevin Michael Frick wrote:
> > what do you use to communicate with the part of the world (a majority,
> > unfortunately) who uses suckish formats such as .doc(x), .od[tspg] or
> > whatever? If Office is bloated, LibreOffice ain't slim, and people
> > keep sending me word documents :/
> Almost my entire broader community uses LaTeX as the primary format. However,
> I have noticed that most people are able and willing to use PDF as a document
> interchange format for most things now. For my personal documents that need
> formatting of some sort or another I tend to prefer using something like the
> Heirloom Documentation Tools, which is a troff with UTF-8 and OTF support.
> So, the only real need for docx or the like formats for most people I think,
> is when you actually have to collaborate on a document. In that case, I think
> you're stuck with one of the larger applications that aren't very great
> because you need a degree of compatibility. However, if you can use PDF, I
> would use that instead, and if you can do it one better and get them to use
> something like plain text, even better.

How would you collaborate on a pdf?

Henrique N. Lengler
Received on Fri Aug 26 2016 - 05:42:56 CEST

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