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On Thu 2014-02-20 04:51, Brian Barker wrote:
o If you need to open the same files repeatedly to edit them, the
obvious solution is to save them in LibreOffice's native .odt
format.  So now we have to ask why you need plain text versions of
the file.  If you wish to print your edited files, you would not
want to use plain text.  If you wish to exchange your documents with
others, you would want to use either word-processor formats (such as
.odt or perhaps .doc) or perhaps PDFs.  You'd need plain text output
only if you were perhaps feeding your edited results to some other
application which required this format - and in this case it would
be a simple matter to save a plain text copy of your edited document
when necessary.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

Exactly. As I said in my last message, I feed plain text into a LaTeX
compiler. I want to edit LaTeX files in an environment with both (i)
double-spaced lines, and (ii) serif fonts. No text editor I'm aware of can
do both.  LibreOffice Writer can.

It's just awful to write prose in single-spaced lines and monospaced fonts.
Writer is way more readable.


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