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Old 09-28-2023, 06:55 PM   #2
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Update, of a sort.


The former GF thought she had succeeded in reinstalling her old copy of Microsoft Word. Something wasn't cricket, though, and it self-destructed on her, taking with it whatever (somewhat lengthy) document she was working on at the time. She has now officially cut ties with Microsoft Office.


I had told her about FreeOffice, which is a free but only slightly crippled version of the German office suite, SoftMaker Office. She has installed FreeOffice and she likes it. And I have discovered that FreeOffice (and the paid big brother versions) have some tricks up their sleeves that Word doesn't do: TextMaker allows text boxes (yes, I know, Word does that, too), and you can link text boxes to flow test from a box on page 1 to a box on page 3. Just what we used to be able to do in the old Publish-It! DTP program I miss so dearly.


Having tried the Greenstreet Publisher program that is supposed to be the descendant of Publish-It! and been disappointed, it just may be that the answer for entry-level to intermediate-level DTP isn't a dedicated DTP program at all, but FreeOffice/SoftMaker Office.
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