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


On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Jonathan Aquilina
<eagles051387@gmail.com> wrote:
On 16/05/2012 08:18, Simos Xenitellis wrote:

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

Simos what about citation of sources and bibliographies, as well as
appendices for lets say a thesis?


You can cite your bibliography in the document using 'Insert→citation".

There are more bibliography tools, if you are interested to test them out,
JabRef, http://jabref.sourceforge.net/
Mendeley, http://www.mendeley.com/ (+document management, closed source).

Regarding appendices, see
http://www.mail-archive.com/users@global.libreoffice.org/msg14422.html

I wonder if there is a document on the LibreOffice Wiki about all these.
That is, a document that explains how to use LibreOffice Writer for
academic work.

Simos

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