Issue 5500 - Writer not useful for big documents
Summary: Writer not useful for big documents
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P2 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: stefan.baltzer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-06-02 22:23 UTC by klas
Modified: 2003-09-08 16:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description klas 2002-06-02 22:23:47 UTC
Master documents and floating frames screwed up in such a (almost MS-Word compatible) way that big documents (such as books) cannot be 
written and maintained without extensive trouble, as decribed on where the sources of solutions also 
are mentioned: Adobe FrameMaker and LaTeX!
Comment 1 eric.savary 2002-11-28 16:25:02 UTC

Please commit 1 issue per problem. In a concise and precize step by
step style. A benchmark article cannot be a good base for an issue report.

Thank you
Comment 2 eric.savary 2002-11-28 16:25:16 UTC
Comment 3 klas 2002-11-28 18:14:31 UTC
It is one issue, requiring two types of improvments. But OK, I'll
clone it and resubmit next week. Please check with any professional
writer to see that Writer is not useful (for books); even worse than
Comment 4 ingenstans 2002-11-28 20:09:48 UTC
Well, I am a professional writer; not technical, but non-fiction, books, and some 
really quite long magazine articles. And I would say that for pure text, OOo is mostly 
better than MS Word. that's why I use it. The only real -- and shameful - bug at the moment is 
the absence of a regex/wildcard function. But otherwise it will load and print long 
(60-80,000 word) documents much better than Word. Even the Navigator turns out 
useful then.

This is not to say that FrameMaker isn't better; nor that OOo could 
not get much better at handling long technical documents. 

But it is already more 
useful than Word.