If/when OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice become available for RaspberryPi (I'm sure it'll only be a matter of time) they'll probably be much more sluggish than Abiword.Roti2000 wrote:I installed Wheezy but couldn't find a word processor. I installed Abiword, but it is too sluggish to be of any use. OpenOffice and Libre Office aren't available for Wheezy.
The name of the program is 'FocusWriter' http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/ but the name of the package (that apt-get expects) is 'focuswriter' http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/focuswriter (Debian package names are typically all lower-case).fredjam wrote:Various posters here talk about 'FocusWriter', 'Focuswriter' and 'focuswriter'. None of which is
very helpful when you are trying to install it. The correct name is 'focuswriter'. as in
'sudo apt-get install focuswriter'
Learn LaTeX, you can write that stuff with ed, vim or nano.Roti2000 wrote:
Is there a stock word processor included in the Wheezy distro?
You might as well send your private documents directly to the NSA.pearsonl wrote:I know that this solution might not work for everyone. But I have been trying to get a word processor for raspbian and after some struggles I turn to the web browser... not for a web search but as a solution. I installed iceweasel and was able to google docs. The best part about this solution is I dont have to worry about all my space on my sd card being used up. I will admit it is slow but im willing to wait if it means a I can use a Raspberry Pi as a total solution.
Tell me what you think!
focuswrite is always full screen and by default you do not see any menu. It is made that way for people who need to type a lot and so they can focus on their work (the old typewriter style) instead of getting distracted by the menus and icons. Some of its users love it for its simplicity but it might not be suitable for others. I have also tried Abiword on my old Pi Model B Ver 1 and it works fine, after taking some time to start.Gert van Loo wrote:Just installed focuswriter.
And immediately after trying removed it again...
It took over my whole screen with no menus, help or anything visible but
a blinking cursor. and I had to use CTRL-ALT-DEL to get rid of it.
Move the mouse pointer to the upper screen edge to get the menus.mahjongg wrote:so its "focus" is indeed really on writing text huh. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full-scree ... ng_program
how do you get to the menu's, there are bound to be, or does it completely rely on keyboard sequences you have to remember. (noo.... )
I did that, but then this Openoffice very much looked like Libreoffce, and IIRC it also said in its starting screen it was Libreoffice. :-)Richard-TX wrote:Try openoffice.
apt-get install openoffice
Only one Openoffice module needs it: the Database aka sbase.Richard-TX wrote:Shutting off Java in Openoffice is a very good thing.
When I've been young and inexperienced (today I'm just inexperienced) I always could remember a thousand commands. These days I have to use GUI programs to let them remember all these. :-) So I use Debian's synaptic, the graphical apt-get... :Grimmy wrote:Can you guys leave the commands to download some of these?
I'm seeing a dozen examples/suggestions but only two commands.