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Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice for Academic Work -- College/University


On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Marc Paré <marc@marcpare.com> wrote:
I need to work out a short note about use of LibreOffice in an academic
environment. What would some of you, who are using LibreOffice, consider
necessary to use LibreOffice in an academic setting.

I am not looking for a "wish-list", but a list of any extensions/add-ons to
LibreOffice that are available right now. Is LibreOffice sufficient as is,
or do any of you have any suggestions of add-ons that are really needed for
such a setting as a college/university/academic environment?


I think that LibreOffice, and specifically LibreOffice Writer, is
quite good in writing essays.
You can use page and paragraph styles in order to create a structured document.
The documentation has more information about this, or see
http://simos.info/blog/archives/651
Actually this is very important, because the proper use of styles can
help you manage big documents.

You can use math equations as in
http://www.libreoffice.org/features/math/ so no third-party tool is
required.

You can manage your bibliography with Zotero (Firefox Add-on), which
has a feature to export to LibreOffice.

Simos

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