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


Hi Marc!

2012/5/15 Marc Paré <marc@marcpare.com>

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?

Thanks for any input.

Marc


I am a senior researcher at the University of Eastern Finland, and have
used OOo/LibO for years. I think LibO is good enough for basic writing and
presentations.

 Extension I have found useful:

- alternative search, compose special characters,  linguist, convert text
to number, notes anchor.


Support for many languages (Finnish + English, French, Spanish, German,
Swedish) is essential for researcher's in any small language area.

I can do almost everything I need with LibO. There are, however, two big
missing features I would favor.


The first missing feature is the management of bibliographic information
(references, citations). In the past – as a Windows user – I used to create
my list of references by using EndNote. It's a great tool for a social
scientist. We really need something like it.

The other missing feature is real multimedia support for Impress (adding
videos and sound in presentations, don't work now, actually).

There are only few templates for academic use, for thesis, papers for
review in journals etc.To create a proper file for their final version of
their theses is a nightmare for most students using Word. A nice template
for this would be appreciated very much.


best regards

JusSi

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