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What is the most complete MS Word alternative?

I need to edit *.doc and *.docx files on Linux. What should I use? Emulation + MS Office OpenOffice OpenOffice variants Alternatives?
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Synonyms (from a thesaurus) in Emacs

I use Emacs 23 on Debian sid. I can check the spelling of a word in Emacs with M-$. How can I obtain synonyms (using a thesaurus?) for a word in Emacs? None of the following were useful: one, two, ...
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How to read Word .doc files?

How can we read Microsoft Word (.doc) files in a Linux system? It doesn't support .doc files. I tried strings filename.doc | less but it gives ugly output. Any other option? I would prefer a ...
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Editing RTF files in text mode

I have a bunch of CLI-only computers (I have not bothered to set up a GUI yet). I'm comfortable enough in the CLI to not NEED a GUI for most things. However, as a student, turning in Plain-Text ...
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Are there any MathType clones for Open/Libre - Office?

Are there any OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice equation editor/makers, similar to MathType?
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Terminal-based spreadsheets and wordprocessor?

Are there any (good) terminal based (ie. runs in a VT, not in GUI/X) spreadsheets or wordprocessors for Unix/Linux? Can anybody remember the name of such programs which were popular before (eg. ...
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add new language to /usr/share/dict/words

In this directory I have English dict and my language file, but where I can download other language? Or maybe you known other free dictionary? I need to make list of word that are not in the ...
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Compatibility between various equation editors for various word processors (e. g. MS Office/LibreOffice) [closed]

I've been so tired of finding a compatible way of editing math equations in MS Word on Windows 7 and in LibreOffice on Linux. Of course I know TeX is the universal way. But I don't use TeX unless I ...
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How do I delete a custom style in Calligra Words?

I have accidentally clicked the 'add' button on the right when selecting styles and Calligra created a new style for me. I tried in the style manager but could not find a delete button and the Delete ...
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Linux for a writer, running on a Pentium II [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux for low-end hardware and internet browsing My dad has a rather old computer that's just sitting there that I want to repurpose. Now I know could probably get a ...