OO Writer is useless for scientific writing as it lacks important plug-ins!
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 13, 2007 02:47 PM
Absulute majority of scientific writing in biomedical, chemical and social sciences (which together constitute for absolute majority of all scientific papers published today) is done using your hated M$ Word. Why? Because managing of citation databases required for any scientific paper depends on EndNote or ReferenceManager - these are plugins for MS Word, both Windows and Mac versions. No any such plugin for OO. Untill that OO Writer, AbiWord etc are USELESS for scientific writing! Yes, I know that LatEX has something for managing references... which will take me a LOT of time to learn (I have my scientific objectives to concentrate on....), and the data (working citation databases) will be not shearable within scientific community. Yes, I know that LaTEX is used widely within engineering community, but that's completely different story.