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Date:      Sun, 29 Apr 2007 01:40:43 -0700
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
To:        "Murray Taylor" <MTaylor@bytecraft.com.au>, "Garrett Cooper" <youshi10@u.washington.edu>, <perryh@pluto.rain.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?
Message-ID:  <BMEDLGAENEKCJFGODFOCIEAGCAAA.tedm@toybox.placo.com>
In-Reply-To: <04E232FDCD9FBE43857F7066CAD3C0F12DF2D1@svmailmel.bytecraft.internal>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Murray Taylor
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 7:28 PM
> To: Garrett Cooper; perryh@pluto.rain.com
> Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices,Will FreeBSD accept
> Office 98 + Publisher?
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
> > Garrett Cooper
> > Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2007 4:28 AM
> > To: perryh@pluto.rain.com
> > Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> > Subject: Re: Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will
> > FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?
> >
> > perryh@pluto.rain.com wrote:
> > >> OpenOffice in OSX still isn't that great either because there
> > >> still isn't a native (Aqua) build.
> > >
> > > I suspect the NeoOffice folks would be surprised to hear that :)
> >
> > Yes >_>.. I mean that the latest and greatest version of OOo isn't
> > available for Aqua native yet. It's going to take another
> > year to port,
> > as someone has claimed already.
> >
> > There was a big leap in terms of functionality from 1.x vs
> > 2.x in OOo,
> > but then again considering that the OP was asking about
> > running Office
> > 98 (:D..), I don't think he'd mind running the 1.x version binaries.
> >
> > -Garrett
>
>
> As the original poster wants to write books .... may I suggest that he
> use
> a text editor and then a typesetter combination rather than any form of
> WYSIWYG wordprocessor.
>
> IE use (insert favourite text editor here) then use the LaTeX / Tetex
> port
> to actually properly format the material as a book.
>
> Yes there is a learning curve here, but the end result is all
> over a wordprocessed attempt.
>

When I wrote my book Addison Wesley used Quark internally, but required
me to submit my manuscript -on paper-.  They then retyped it, sent me
the proofs (which had enormous numbers of typos in them) I corrected and
sent back.

I asked them if I gave them the manuscript in Quark source files if they
would take that, (because I had access to a pirated copy of Quark and
figured
I would import what I had written my book in) and they would not.  They
required a paper manuscript.

Thus, use whatever you want to write your book - if your going to get it
published most likely your publisher will not be using what your using.

Ted




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