[OS X TeX] Hyperlink failure with TeXShop and Preview

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Feb 22 16:28:37 EST 2007

Le 22 févr. 07 à 19:03, Roussanka Loukanova a écrit :

> BTW, are there free versions of MS Word, Excel, Office? Free or  
> payed, which version is ok on Macs? (There are so non-positive  
> writings about Vista...)

OpenOffice.org -- yes the .org is part of the name, as odd as it  
seems -- is precisely such a free clone, often abridged as OOo  
<http://www.openoffice.org>. There's an "official" Mac port based on  
X11 <http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/download/x11.html>, and an  
"unofficial" Mac port called NeoOffice, based on Java and having an  
Aqua -- ie Mac-like -- interface <http://download.neooffice.org/ 

An official Aqua Mac port is in preparation <http:// 
porting.openoffice.org/mac/faq/aqua-prerelease>, freeing the user  
from the slowness associated with Java. (Actually the difference  
between the official and unofficial ports goes deeper than that. The  
official ports use the LGPL and require developers to sign a Joint  
Copyright Assignment to themselves and to Sun; I'm no expert on these  
matters, but I read this amounts for developers to donate their work  
to Sun. By contrast, the unofficial NeoOffice port is GPL.)

A LaTeX equation editor has been developed to integrate equations  
inside OOo documents. It is called OOoLaTeX <http:// 
ooolatex.sourceforge.net>. Equations can be inserted either inline or  
displayed. In case they are inline, automatic baseline correction  
(for subscripts, superscripts, etc.) is performed. The equations are  
inserted as pictures, and the user can choose between bitmap format  
(PNG), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) with bitmap preview, and truly  
vectorial format (EMF). The LaTeX code for the equations is inserted  
as comments in the pictures, allowing later edition, pretty much as  
LaTeXiT does.

Finally there's another clone of MS Word called AbiWord <http:// 
www.abisource.com/>. I've not used it regularly, but in my quick  
tests it fared worse than OOo Writer when dealing with MS Word  

Hope this helps,


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