Subject: Re: Tables
From: Daniel Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 11:18:23 CDT
--- Joaquín Cuenca Abela <email@example.com> wrote:
> I was not suggesting to replace AbiWord with LaTeX.
> Both of them have
> differents goals.
> I was just enumerating the different options that
> you have to write a
> report with tables in linux (without touching any
> commercial program and
> without using a windows box).
> AbiWord needs to get table support. It's a planned
> and very needed
You clearly do have a point there... I do see how
LaTeX has a different goal from AbiWord.
However, I also think it is a "very needed feature" as
you say. After all, I am simply trying to learn the
basics of statistics... I don't speak LaTeX, but I do
know how to use a word processor, and if MS Word can
serve my need of a simple way to do tables, then I
think AbiWord ought to be able to. I would like to
learn LaTeX as well now that I've heard a little about
it, but for the purposes of my class, with a deadline
hanging over my head and all, I didn't have the time
to take a crash course on yet another highly complex
and sophisticated language like LaTeX just so I could
create some simple data tables. Strictly marketing
talk though: I think AbiWord NEEDS table support if it
seriously expects to compete with the likes of Word,
WordPerfect, StarOffice, or even KOffice... I think
my case is a case in point.
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