What's the best word processor for Linux?
September 1, 2011 6:22 PM Subscribe
What Linux-compatible word processor should I be using? Looking for a LibreOffice/OpenOffice alternative...
posted by Jeanne to computers & internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using Ubuntu and Ubuntu variations on my main writing computer for about two years now, and I'm still struggling to find a word-processing program that I'm fully satisfied with. I like OpenOffice a lot, but given the issues with Oracle I feel like I shouldn't count on it. For some reason, I can't get the fonts in LibreOffice to look good. I'm lukewarm toward AbiWord. The last time I tried Scrivener it was quite buggy -- not sure if it's improved any in the last month or so.
I haven't tried LaTeX or vi -- they seem more complex than I really need or want, but I could be convinced.
Additional bonus difficulty level: compatibility with MS Word's notes and comments features would be a huge plus. Is that going to force me to stick with OpenOffice/LibreOffice?