7 of the Best Free Linux Document Processors
A document processor is a document preparation system. Unlike
a word processor, this type of application leads the author to
concentrate on the structure of the document rather than its
appearance. The author therefore focuses on what he/she wants
to say, instead of fretting over page borders, font attributes, or
formatting. Moreover, the author will be guided in the organisation,
structure, and flow within the document.
The software featured in this article all produce high quality
professional documents. The majority of them rely on LaTeX as
their rendering engine. LaTeX is a distinguished typesetting
system which is designed for the production of scientific and technical
documentation. It employs beautifully crafted typesetting algorithms.
Academic journals will often accept submission in this format.
However, document processors are not only of practical use to
authors and scientists. This type of application will help
self-publishers to produce high grade documents, which survive
translation into multiple formats.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 7 high quality Linux document
processors. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest for anyone who wants to make their writing look great.
Now, let's explore the 7 document processors at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot
of the software in action, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant
resources and reviews.
||Combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with
an intuitive graphical interface
mathematical text editor using TeX fonts
||WYSIWYG XML editor
for editing LaTeX, ConTeXt,
docTeX, Texinfo, and TeX files
Integrated LaTeX Environment
many different tools
||Simple LaTeX editor
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