lightweight and aesthetically pleasing word alternatives?

Submitted by buzz in freeAsInFreedom

After using LibreOffice Writer for a bit, I have been displeased by the amount of input lag and general clunkyness of it, but cannot find any good alternatives. The qualities of a good word processor I find are: can read and write .docx files, and export to .pdf, doesn't look like it is from 1999, is offline, and has the same input delay as notepad++ or something similar.

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Freux wrote

I don't think there is a better alternative unfortunately but you can always use neovim or emacs and use pandoc to convert format?

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buzz OP wrote

i have been using abiword, but i dont know how to center the document when the zoom is reduced ):

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Fossidarity wrote

How exactly does making a spreadsheet in SQLite work? I understand that there's rows and columns but isn't that about it?

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Fossidarity wrote

Heh I guess that could actually work, most datatypes are just TEXT and but when you need numbers you can use the types for that to do math. The only problem with the math then that it's always a direct result of the current data, instead of what other math operations did before this.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote (edited )

you could try shifting through the arch wiki list

calligra is the other word processor that I have on my computer, but I dont use it much at all since I'm satisfied with libreoffice. When I work on docx and with other people I use google drive most of the time.

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buzz OP wrote

I'll try calligra among others ~~ thanks for the nice list!

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote (edited )

aha I knew somebody was gonna reply something like this. BTW there's also Nextcloud/collabora-online that's a cloud version of libreoffice, and a little closer to google docks while also being libre.

I've also used overleaf for collaborative latex editing, and I think it's floss too.

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