Posted by: Administrator
on March 01, 2006 06:52 PM
Good article - it is useful to know these tools.
I hate using Word, but 90% of my colleagues in other Institutes use it. I am currently involved in 3 draft papers, with deadline March 31st, written by Word-users. I have told them all that Linux+LaTeX would be much better, but for some reason they are not converted. So, Word it is (usually OOo, with its imperfect Word compatability), but if I can read word with simple tools, great.
And why the command line? Well, I often want to save Word files as<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.txt, maybe for import into LaTeX, maybe just to grab the abstract so I can store it into my bibtex collection. Why would I want to open the file in OOo and save as<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.txt when I can do the same job with the command line?