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    I just discovered that a popular Linux wordprocssor, Abiword, has been ported to Mac OS X fully (ie: including Aqua interface). You can download it here. it has the unique feature of supporting right-to-left formatting, useful for Hebrew text, as well as other languages. It also opens Word, RTF and XHTML documents.
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    Great, I was looking for a native word processor. I hate Word, keeps "unexpectedly Quit"ing on me all the time. I returned it never to use it again. Been using Open Office and its just a pain as this is the only time I use anything that requires X11 to work.

    Great find. Top find!!!

    Steve
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    NeoOffice is also worth a look. Native port of OpenOffice.

    http://www.neooffice.org/

    I'm currently using it with only minor annoyances - handles Excel macros fine from work as well as reading all the Word docs I have thrown at it (over 100 so far).

    Damian

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    I have used Word mainly to keep formatting so i could take assignments to TAFE and just print them there. I do notice that using other WP packages made my reports and projects all plain text and I would have to sit there making a new table of contents, giving headings their appropriate settings (for the TOC to work) Bold, Underline, etc...

    Now, since I take the iBook to TAFE I don't worry about the non association of formats between packages as I just connect to the network at TAFE (provided its a non corporate room - as they don't like me getting into that part of the network and none of my classes this semester are) and Print.

    So I have been on the look out for alternative packages. OpenOffice was great, but having to use X11 everytime I wanted to use OpenOffice was a hassle.

    I'll have a look at NeoOffice and see which one I like better.

    Thanks

    Steve
    WTF is Harmonytech? | The iBook Saga. | Successful Trades: Currawong, Byrd, xedos, Decryption, Greenie, Mivory
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    I d/loaded it before I went to TAFE this morning. Its great!!!

    Thanks for the recommendation.

    Steve
    WTF is Harmonytech? | The iBook Saga. | Successful Trades: Currawong, Byrd, xedos, Decryption, Greenie, Mivory
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