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On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 7:18 PM, j.martin.pedersen
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LibreOffice is an exciting development!

As a Free Software user and advocate who spends time in academia this is
a crucial aspect of getting anyone to use LO:

As Writer developer I would be really interested in improving that...
though I have no idea of the requirements behing bibliographic works.
Would you be able to get some people helping to describe what needs to
be done? If you can find some other developers interested in hacking
that part, I'm ready to help them getting started!

Whenever you suggest OOo or now LO to academics and students, they ask:
"What about my Endnotes?"

Until there is an integrated GUI that somewhat looks and feels like -
and of course is 100% compatible with - Endnotes, social science and
humanities academics will never migrate. They are locked in. With a
great bibliographic component in LO, they could be unlocked.

Looking forward to seeing what will happen,

Just to add here that a new program for handling bibliographies is Mendeley,
which has packages for both 32-bit and 64-bit of Linux.
It can communicate with OOo, though I did not try this.


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