Linux version still lacking features

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pltz
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Linux version still lacking features

Post by pltz »

Hello,
after I bought a licence of SM Office 2021, I found out that the Linux version does miss some important feature w.r.t the other ones. In particular, the lack of an equation editor, no grammar checker for any language that is not German and problems with fonts antialiasing.

I've had a look at the 2024 edition, and it looks like none of these issues have been resolved.
Smilodog
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Re: Linux version still lacking features

Post by Smilodog »

Totally agree with the necessity of equation editor : this request in years old, but none plans announced for this moment.

However, what do you mean saying:
pltz wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 9:49 am no grammar checker for any language that is not German
?
I'm using English and French (besides German), grammar automatic check works just fine. Deepl translation between these three languages too.
lgsl
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Post by lgsl »

SM Office can check spelling in almost any language (but granted, some of their "pro" dictionaries are lacking compared to the regular hunspell ones). When it comes to grammar, TM is only able to check it for German.

The integration with DeepL is only available for NX.
Woody44
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Re: Linux version still lacking features

Post by Woody44 »

As lgsl has commented, grammar checking is only available in German in the Windows version, as well. I have previously commented (in other discussions) that I regard this as a fundamental flaw in SoftMaker Office. I don't like the grammar checker that's included in Microsoft Word, but Word does offer a robust grammar checker and I know people who use it and who rely on it. It is inconceivable to me that, well into the 21st century, SoftMaker Office does not include grammar checking for major user languages other than German.
Leigh
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Re: Linux version still lacking features

Post by Leigh »

Hi
How is the Zotero integration these days in Linux?
Edit- looks good - anyone found any problems in this respect?

Linux users need an Equation Editor!!!!!

Cheers
lgsl
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Re: Linux version still lacking features

Post by lgsl »

Last time I needed to use Zotero, support worked just fine with SM Office Pro/NX.
Leigh
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Post by Leigh »

lgsl wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2023 4:05 pm Last time I needed to use Zotero, support worked just fine with SM Office Pro/NX.
Does look good
Leigh
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Post by Leigh »

I have gone for a year's NX subscription to try to fulfil my dream of a WindowsFree life :D
mr_richards
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Re: Linux version still lacking features

Post by mr_richards »

To be fair, once they have the manpower to add it on Linux, they should just rewrite the whole damn thing. The windows one works but since the resulting output becomes an object, you can no longer edit it.
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Post by SuperTech »

mr_richards wrote: Fri Dec 29, 2023 3:54 am The windows one works but since the resulting output becomes an object, you can no longer edit it.
Please share complete details of the problem for better understanding.
vtpoet
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Re: Linux version still lacking features

Post by vtpoet »

"As lgsl has commented, grammar checking is only available in German in the Windows version, as well."

One solution would be to make "Prowritingaid" usable in Softmaker Office. I use Prowritingaid in Googledocs with mixed results. On longer documents, it makes the CPU howl. Edit: But it might work better in a dedicated word processor?
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