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Le 2010-11-14 17:12, Robert Derman a écrit :

I remember mentioning in a recent email that I thought that with its
corporate leaning OOo might end up tailored for lawyers and accountants
and LO would end up being oriented to screenwriters, novelists,
musicians/composers. In other words LO would become the darling of the
artistic community. Unless I am mistaken, and in this case I don't think
I am, most of the people in the artistic community don't have a lot of
money to throw at obtaining tools for their craft. I myself am writing
two novels and a daily journal at this time using this full size laptop
and a copy of OOo. If LO were to become the tool of choice for the
artistic community, this would likely greatly increase its visibility to
the general public, (most people I mention OpenOffice to have never
heard of it) do to frequent mention in the media which tends to pay a
great deal of attention to the artistic community. I could be wrong in
this, as I am not an expert in such things, but I suspect that a
template/and/or extension for Draw might make it able to do musical
notation very conveniently. If this were the case, I can imagine it
getting a huge amount of press coverage!

Hi Robert:

You may want to read up on the discussion thread on the marketing mailist that proposes creating a LibreOffice Template Team that would work closely with various specialists in different subject categories. These specialist, who would have an interest in creating specialised templates, could be paired with "Template Developer Mentors" who in turn would help teach and direct the specialists in creating these templates. Much like you propose.

You can find the discussion here:

You may want to join the marketing mailist to add your opinion to the discussion. Disclaimer: I initiated the tread and am still very interested in setting it up eventually.

Re: music through Draw for musical notation. I think this would only be of value for the most basic of work. There are already many good music software programmes out in the OSS world. I don't think that LibreOffice could ever make a name for itself this way as it is the wrong tool for music making/creating.


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