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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:04 pm    Post subject: Anything smaller than libreoffice for .doc support? Reply with quote

Are there any packages with .doc support that are smaller than libreoffice?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Abiword ?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't or don't want to compile libreoffice, you can emerge prebuilt libreoffice binaries: libreoffice-bin
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Abiword have good .doc support? I haven't tried it in a while.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's worked fine for me, I don't use MS Office much though.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither do I. I just want to be able to open some .doc file when it gets thrown my way.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it should be fine then, exactly what I use it for.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll take it for another spin.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for abiword, and gnumeric for the spreadsheets.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anything good for reading powerpoints?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Office
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please let me know if anyone knows of anything else for PPT.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evince seems to have an experimental support for powerpoint.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're a KDE user, Calligra supports much of the same stuff as libreoffice. You can tailor which bits get installed by putting say CALLIGRA_FEATURES="words sheets braindump" into make.conf.

AFAIR Calligra Word doesn't aim for 100% fidelity to Microsoft's formatting, and I've not used it enough to say if it's robust/sufficient for serious use, but it seems to handle all the .doc files I get in emails, albeit sometimes with bad layout.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's excellent news about evince. Hopefully abiword, gnumeric, and evince can take the place of libreoffice here.

I use xfce4 but calligra does look nice. I'm tempted to just go ahead and install cyrus-sasl and kdepimlibs. :)
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