Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 13

Winning the fight So on Thursday I continued my trend of wasting my time looking at changing to the OpenDocument format and all that. In the morning, I was able to confirm that LibreOffice, Google Docs, pandoc, and the other tools simply will not interoperate. That is to say that documents can not be written … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 13

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 12

Losing the fight The idea to change to using OpenDocument as the foundation for my work seemed as though it should work. After all, a multitude of tools claim to read and write the format. However, when I tried Wednesday to just come up with a simple set of tools that would take me from … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 12

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 11

Fighting with OpenDocument conversion tools I've decidedĀ to convert my immediate work projects to the OpenDocument format, on the way to seeing if Google Docs can handle the work. For many years, I've kept my files in a plain text format. One of the benefits always touted of plain text formats is that they can be … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 11

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 9

Exploring My wife and daughter were out of the house all day Saturday, leaving me plenty of time to analyze and consider my move to ODT and LibreOffice as my main document format and editor. It proved to be a complicated issue. There are several tools to do the conversion, but none of them is … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 9

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 8

The Print Issue My distractions on Friday led me to wonder if I could use LibreOffice Writer for creating my book files. It would be nice if I could set aside that investigation and return to the work I need to do, but ... One of the pieces of work I'm trying to do is … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 8

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 7

Distractions Rising late after a late night last night and cutting out early to go to some side work doesn't leave much time for taking care of business. The last thing I needed was a distraction, but... When I read The Passive Voice, i found a link to an article at LifeHacker calledĀ I'm John Scalzi … Continue reading Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 7