Word processing with pictures - how to not go mad?
May 24, 2014 9:16 PM Subscribe
I've recently started studying again and am now writing essays with many pictures. Attempting this in MS Word and LibreOffice is turning me into a cranky murderous person, are there alternatives that actually work?
posted by deadwax to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
For whatever reason neither Word nor LibreOffice can manage text followed by picture followed by text without making bizarre automated design choices (No I do not want the picture to continue over the footer. No, I do not suddenly want the picture superimposed over another. Yes, when I turn word wrap off I mean it...) I think my needs are fairly simple, at this stage I'll settle for no word wrap and linear structure, I just need it to work. I also need headers, footers and a table of contents. Referencing would be lovely, but I'm kind of just managing that manually at the moment anyway. That's about it.
More advanced Word users than I just nod their head and say "yeah, it's crap". LibreOffice is possibly worse. So without trying every little open source project out there, what do you people recommend?