On Thursday 17 November 2011 12:56:56 pm Calvin Morrison wrote:
> On 17 November 2011 12:47, Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:
> > > Excuse me if I jump in the discussion just to put my 2
> > > cents about the editor.
> > > What about the good old LyX?
> > >
> > > http://www.lyx.org/
> > >
> > > It's easy to use, it outputs LaTeX, it's multi-platform and
> > > it's Free
> > > Software.
> > Lyx is a front-end wrapper to LaTeX. Basically then we're back to
> > discussing markup. :) Lyx could be an option for some documentation
> > teams, but the internal team still needs to learn LaTex. Doable if those
> > involved have the time for that kind of thing. :)
> > Much of our recent discussion has been how to encourage non team members
> > to contribute where nothing more than everyday word processor skills are
> > expected.
> > For internal purposes the leading focus is using a format that is
> > maintainable in GIT for merging collaborative changes in a team
> > environment. Hence the arguments in favor of markup, which is text based.
> > I think we have agreed to ODT, which fundamentally is XML, which is text
> > based.
> > ODT allows writers to use any software supporting that format and does
> > not limit contributors to a specific tool chain.
> > Darrell
> Actually I am almost certain only LibreOffice and the now dead OpenOffice
> can import and work in fodt. Odt support is pretty standard
> Can someone shed light on this?
I can't speak toward FODT since I don't use it. I think we should just use
If we use FODT, most distros will include OpenOffice/LibreOffice by default.
It includes a familiar interface closely resembling most other office apps
(except MS Office 2007+, but older version still resemble OOo/LO).
OOo and LO both have Windows/Mac version, some Win/Mac users use it. Not all
people will want to install it, hence my argument in favor of plain ODT,
which is supported by MS Office 2007 and (it now seems) most other office
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