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Old 01-13-2022, 06:47 AM   #1
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Default Jarte?

https://www.jarte.com/

Has anyone heard of it -- or, better yet, tried working with it?

I'm writing about free and low-cost office suites for home offices. Jarte isn't a suite, it's only a word processor, but it might (or might not) be a choice for someone who only needs a word processor. I can't decide whether or not to even mention it.

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Old 01-13-2022, 08:50 AM   #2
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Never heard of that one. Abiword might be of interest. It can be extended with plugins too. http://www.abisource.com/

   
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Old 01-13-2022, 11:30 AM   #3
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I started to look into Abiword. Apparently Abiword has not been offered for Windows for several years.

http://www.abisource.com/support/require/

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AbiWord: System Requirements Microsoft Windows and macOS are no longer supported.
Due to very limited resources, we can only provide source code. Building is only tested on Linux, and requires Gtk3

Too bad -- it looked interesting
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Old 01-13-2022, 02:00 PM   #4
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woody: Has anyone heard of it -- or, better yet, tried working with it?
Yes...I've been using Jarte for a number of years--since Microsoft screwed up Wordpad. It works well for me although I don't use it everyday. I'm using version 4.5 which I suspect is probably pretty old...'-}}



Notepad++ is often recommended but I didn't care for it and went looking for something else stumbling across Jarte. If memory serves, I found Jarte more straightforward to use than Notepad++...




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To be fair, Notepad++ is a text editor, not a word processor. Different animal altogether.

   
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:57 PM   #6
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steve: Different animal altogether.
I wasn't looking for a wp when I tried Notepad++ but something to replace WordPad as a quickie text tool--something a bit more sophisticated and NotePad which I use ALL THE TIME but not as sophisticated as WordPerfect...


As I noted (no pun intended...'-}}), it's been too long since I tried Notepad++ so I might well like it now but...Jarte works nicely so I'm not in the market...'-}}




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Old 01-15-2022, 09:03 AM   #7
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<< I wasn't looking for a wp when I tried Notepad++

Right, but in context, a WP was what Woody was after.

IAC, if you didn't like NP++ then, you probably wouldn't like it now either. I don't think it's changed much (other than feature additions) in years.

   
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Old 01-15-2022, 03:26 PM   #8
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steve: a WP was what Woody was after.
Well...duh!!!!


I completely missed that! I just saw "Jarte" and "anyone use" and went from there...'-}}




>>then, you probably wouldn't like it now either

What I remember is that Notepad++ was more than I wanted/needed. It did all sorts of nifty things but, I didn't need the nifty...just the basic and the nifty got in the way of the basic. Jarte did the basic things I've needed nicely, cleanly--you know, copy/paste text, a bit of formatting here and there, a number of different file types available for opening/saving (I use it for rtf's which I use for a few special files saved as different file types to make sure I can always access the data), etc..



I think of Jarte as a more sophisticated Microsoft NotePad without the annoyance of that !*(#$!&* ribbon in WordPad...'-}}



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I'm waiting for PSPad to be able to operate on my high resolution screen. Onw of my fav features is the ability to return search results as a list.

   
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Well...duh!!!!


I completely missed that! I just saw "Jarte" and "anyone use" and went from there...'-}}




>>then, you probably wouldn't like it now either

What I remember is that Notepad++ was more than I wanted/needed. It did all sorts of nifty things but, I didn't need the nifty...just the basic and the nifty got in the way of the basic. Jarte did the basic things I've needed nicely, cleanly--you know, copy/paste text, a bit of formatting here and there, a number of different file types available for opening/saving (I use it for rtf's which I use for a few special files saved as different file types to make sure I can always access the data), etc..



I think of Jarte as a more sophisticated Microsoft NotePad without the annoyance of that !*(#$!&* ribbon in WordPad...'-}}



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Gotcha. Glad we got THAT cleared up. ;-)

Notepad++ is targeted less at writers than it is at developers, really. It's got all kinds of useful smarts if you're coding in pretty much any computer language, html, css and the like. And with a couple of plug-ins, it's a great tool for editing XML. Which, if you don't need to edit XML, is a giant yawn, right? ;-)

   
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