Abiword *not* only alternative to OO.o Writer. E. g. KWord
Posted by: Anonymous
on April 10, 2008 09:11 PM
If you're writing articles for www.linux.com, then yes, you would be expected to know about KOffice, and thus KWord's, existence, even if you haven't used them yourself.
I've been using AbiWord since 0.7 as well, ever since the Red Hat Linux 7.2 days, and yes, AbiWord is fast, small, and efficient. I still continue to use it, and I still continue to like it, especially when dealing with Rich Text Format (RTF) documents.
However, I've learned over the years that KWord is roughly its equal, albeit with a different feel. And furthermore, KWord, as with nearly all of KOffice these days, uses ODF as its default. KWord even has the remarkable ability to edit PDF's. Is the PDF fidelity perfect? No. But, it turns out to be pretty good--certainly good enough--for my purposes.