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?
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?