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adroit



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adroit
Hello, guys.

I'm doing some documentation for my project, and I want to print a few of the docs, so I am looking for a plain-text editor that as pagination so that I can know which text will be on what page.

Also I want to know which is better for writing documentations: ascii text editor or a word processor?

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Post 16 Aug 2011, 22:56
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typedef



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Notepad++
Post 17 Aug 2011, 03:22
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adroit



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Thanks! Very Happy It's ++ times better than Notepad

But, I meant a text editor that is paginated like a word processor, however, it is made for a text editing. That is if one exists.

And another question: is a text editor or word processor better for documenting a software?
Post 20 Aug 2011, 04:22
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typedef



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I'll help you look for one.
I think a word processor would do a good job because of its proofing features.
Post 20 Aug 2011, 05:23
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Best way to document a software is to write a proper comments in software itself.
Post 20 Aug 2011, 12:14
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adroit



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typedef
Thanks, man!
I agree. Also, a word processor has typesetting feature, making it easier to read the notes. But the con to this is a word processor's compatibility: the software is needed open the file. Whereas, almost any old text editor can be used.

AsmGuru62
True. In my opinion, it's better for the software, but what if you need visual aids?
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edfed



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use gimp, and draw the documentation pixel by pixel...

or just use open office writer.

it works very well, and ones you are used to the formating features, you can write something like... assembly books. Smile
Post 23 Aug 2011, 18:35
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adroit



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Congratulations! I'm hoping to by a copy (along with M.O.S. by Andrew S. T.)

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Open Office is the better choice. Then convert the document to a pdf for distribution.

Thanks.
Post 25 Aug 2011, 08:52
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Madis731



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Its now called LibreOffice: http://www.libreoffice.org/
The reason is Oracle as I understand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice
Post 25 Aug 2011, 18:08
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adroit



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LibreOffice is compatible with Microsoft Office, and it's free!
It's an ideal combination.
Post 31 Aug 2011, 18:53
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adroit wrote:
LibreOffice is compatible with Microsoft Office, and it's free!
It's an ideal combination.
Are you suggesting that LibreOffice is best when used in combination with MS Office? Or what combination are you intending?

BTW: OpenOffice is still active. And both LibreOffice and OpenOffice require Java installed to run. MadCrying or Very sad
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Quote:

BTW: OpenOffice is still active. And both LibreOffice and OpenOffice require Java installed to run.

It´s almost the same product.

with now days pc, java speed is not a big deal, but I still hate java.
Post 31 Aug 2011, 22:09
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java speed is not a problem, but java memory usage (too important) is still a problem... (at least for me)
Post 31 Aug 2011, 23:08
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adroit



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The combination that I am intending, it is best at least to my novice knowledge.


The only question left is which is better. It's testing time.


Oh boy... Java (is clunky). Considering PCs today, it's not; but when you have 512RAM, and running Windows 7, you have to think about it a little.
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