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Discussion in 'Writing Resources' started by Exline, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Exline

    Exline Acolyte

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    Hello all, I'm new here and I was just wondering if anyone else does their writing on Linux. If so, what apps and utilities do you find most beneficial to your workflow?
     
  2. pmmg

    pmmg Auror

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    I have Linux up at times, but don't really work with it. Secretly, I do most of my writing in Notepad. When on Linux, I just use whatever their text editor is.
     
  3. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    You can use Open Office or Libre Office.

    There used to be a beta linux version of Scrivener on the official forums. That had the basic functionality necessary, though not a lot of the bells and whistles.

    Focuswriter is a nice, simple text editor, and I probably used that the most when I was on linux.
     
  4. Insolent Lad

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    I don't write a lot on my Linux machine, which is mostly reserved for browsing online (and to keep my recipes, as it's in the kitchen). I may jot down lines of poetry or ideas in Libre Office (I actually write in Open Office on Windows most of the time). Now that Notepad++ finally works decently on Linux I use it quite a bit for note-taking and that sort of thing (on all my computers).
     
  5. Exline

    Exline Acolyte

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    SteerpikeSteerpike
    Yeah, Scrivener's cool, but the beta's dead: It requires deprecated codecs. Last I checked the official release would run with WINE but involved too many headaches with the file system, import/export, and was incompatible with markdown docs. FocusWriter is definitely solid (and current), though
     
  6. Exline

    Exline Acolyte

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    Insolent LadInsolent Lad
    Haven't used Notepad++ before. Thanks for the suggestion; I should probably check it out. As for notes, have you given Joplin a try?
     
  7. Exline

    Exline Acolyte

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    So...Vi?
    Pretty sure it's required on all distros for POSIX compliance.
     
  8. pmmg

    pmmg Auror

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    I think the editor is gedit. Its kind of no frills.
     
  9. Exline

    Exline Acolyte

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    Ah, yeah, Gnome.
     
  10. Rkcapps

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    Scrivener is my tool of choice.
     
  11. Insolent Lad

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    Joplin is another of those apps that does way more things than I need or care about. Simple guys need simple tools! :)
     

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