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


 

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From: Simos Xenitellis [mailto:simos.lists@googlemail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:48 AM
To: discuss@documentfoundation.org
Subject: 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

Indeed such a page or rather a chapter about usage of LIBO from the perspective of a young starting 
academic would be a very good thing to have. Maybe with the help of some fore runner academia? 
Might also be interesting idea for other professional areas. 
Pieter


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