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       I so agree.

From: Virgil Arrington <>
Date: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Using LO Writer to edit HTML

On 11/14/2014 9:55 PM, Tom Davies wrote:

 It's interesting to see this thread has forked in 2 directions.  There are
these sorts of answers on how to write good, reliable code to be used
directly and the other fork is about how to make it look pretty for print.

Perhaps the two directions are a reflection of the divergent ways that
writers now work. Back in the early days of personal computers, all writing
was still directed at the printed page. But, with the web and, now e-books,
writers must create content that looks proper on *both* paper and computer

Problem is, few writing tools are good at both.

Word processors (and even LaTeX) are still designed primarily for creating
documents for paper. When they are used to create HTML content, they load
the file with all sorts of complex (and probably unnecessary) code.

MarkDown editors do a decent job of creating clean, simple HTML code for
onscreen viewing, but their print output can be iffy, and there are so many
MarkDown flavors that a document created by one editor doesn't parse well
in another.

What is needed is a simple system where a writer can write and edit his
content once, then press something like "F1" for print (PDF) output and
"F2" for screen (HTML) output and get excellent and intended results with
both. So, far, my own obsessive search has failed to find it.


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