Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
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I’m pasting the link to the help documentation online so you can read through its offerings.
Also, it is very sluggish with both Jaws and NVDA. There is a dealy after each character when you arrow over it or when you type.
If I had to depend on this for all my Office type needs, I think this would get frustrating.
Are there scripts or settings that can be changed to help this?
Here is the help link:
Start Center (libreoffice.org)
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:45 AM
Re: Free word processors
I went to the Libreoffice site but could not find out just what is included in this suite. I know it has word processing but what other aps are included?
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:25 AM
Subject: Re: Free word processors
Hi. OpenOffice and LibreOffice are very similar and they may appear identical on the surface, especially for users of screen readers. However, OpenOffice has a very slow development cycle. LibreOffice
receives many more updates and feature additions and should offer even better compatibility with more complex Office files. Therefore, I highly recommend LibreOffice over OpenOffice.
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On 12/2/2020 8:18 AM, Richard Turner wrote:
I would not depend on Google Docs. Open Office works fine until someone can get Word.I am not sure about the other one that has been mentioned Libre or something like
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I have never used Google Docs precisely because of this problem but apparently checking on Google last week there are instructions
for using Google docs offline. As far as I can see though this is certainly not the default and ironically you need to be online to make this setting change. So I imagine that if, for example, your Wi-Fi suddenly goes down you may indeed be locked out of all
Someone who actually uses Google Docs may be able to comment definitely on this though.
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Sent: 02 December 2020 09:20
Subject: Re: Free word processors
This was such a great question. I know someone who needs a different wordprocessor until they can get MS Word again.
Someone suggested Google Docs. A month or two ago, I would not have recommended it. However, this was because I never had any luck with
it. I was wondering, what if someone is not always near a WI-FI connection, will Google Docs still work, or would another program work better? I'm just curious.
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Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:59 AM
Subject: Free word processors
With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free
word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?
Any other suggestions?