I’ve been using Linux for quite some time. But one of the products I had no need for was the office products. As I remember back now, the only time I ran Writer was by mistake, and as soon as it loaded, I quickly closed it and moved on to my next task (which was usually development in C++).
A few weeks ago I needed to write a document and email it. Sitting in my home office on my L shaped desk, in the center sits my wide screen LCD, keyboard, mouse; all which control two main Linux boxes the file server and my desktop, Kubuntu Feisty.
To the left of my LCD I typically place my laptop from work (WinXP). For some reason unknown to even me, I clicked in KDE and opened Writer rather than switching over to my laptop and knocking out the document in Microsoft Word.
I typed away at the keyboard, selected a few words, bold, etc and went to save the document. This is where I paused. Hmmm…should I save it as a MS Word document so I can exchange it with my laptop? This is when I saw … export to PDF. I did later decide to save it in the open document format supported by Writer.