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Re: Word Processing Capabilities?

Sorry, folks,

Linux Wordperfect does not come with Slackware Linux 7.1 distribution. But
Koffice does. But, koffice runs under X-Win, so forget that one.

I guess I have to study up on the different modes in emacs. I am beginning
to understand, now, that modal processing is the key to understanding the
emacs environment. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I am in my third
week of using emacs. To clarify a point that was asked. I use pico and vi
because I have a braille display which is why I am an old hand at linux
(two years, now) but am so new with the emacs environment. I am just
learning what I have been missing all this time.

Just in case anyone is interested, the Lynx browser **does** support ssl,
though not in its native production form. You have to get the source for
open ssl and build and install it and then rebuild lynx and tell lynx you
want to use open ssl support. I am able to shop online on cdnow.com and
cdconnection.com and i am able to do my banking online all with lynx. And
using "term" under emacspeak, I am able to run lynx or pine or any other
linux program and "voila!", I get speech and braille.

Cool fun. Such magic.

Bill Gaughan

On Sat, 9 Jun 2001, Janina Sajka wrote:

> Are you saying that WordPerfect for linux is on the slackware
> distribution? Did I read that correctly?
> Also, to answer your questions:
> If you want to use editors like pico, get nano instead. It has just a few
> features, like search and replace, that make it preferable to pico. Both
> nano and pico, however, will wrap text perfectly well. Somehow, your
> default is set to not wrap. My default is set just the other way around,
> so that when I want non-wrapping (as in scripts), I have to invoke the
> editor with the '-w' switch.
> But, why are you using pico from within emacspeak anyway? Emacs is
> perfectly able to do all the text editing you can imagine. And, you can
> use print formatting apps to make printouts pretty.
> For starters, put emacs into text mode with:
> m-x text-mode
>  On Sat, 9 Jun 2001,
> Bill Gaughan wrote:
> >
> > Hello, Listers,
> >
> > I was wondering if anyone knows of a good word processor program that runs
> > in linux that does not require X-win. The ones I have found (WordPerfect
> > for Linux) and the others like KOffice and some of the others that come as
> > distributions and contributions on the SlackWare 7.1 cd's all look like
> > they require X-Windows.
> >
> > I want good cutting and pasting, blocking copying and block deletes and
> > block moving of data. I especially cannot figure out how to turn on the
> > word-wrap feature in any of these editors like pico, elvis, vi, joe, etc.
> >
> > I just can't stand seeing those $ (dollar) signs at the ends of my lines
> > and having lines that go on for 500 characters with $ signs ever 80
> > characters.
> >
> > I do know that pico has a justify command, and I appologize if this is off
> > topic. But, a good text-based word processor similar to what we were all
> > used to in the old WP 5.1/6.0 days would be great in Linux. Even menus
> > would be helpful, since, I can't always remember all those keystrokes to
> > do all this magic.
> >
> > Basically, I want to know that if I type a document into a linux editor
> > that I can print and not have my characters fall off the edge of the
> > paper. But, these editors seem to lack any sort of formatting commands as
> > though they were all designed for writing computer programs in C language.
> >
> >
> >

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