JP Vossen via plug on 23 Oct 2019 15:34:09 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Mon Oct 21 - PLUG West - "Where's my Notepad? Transitioning to Desktop Linux" by Walt Mankowski (7pm at ATS)

That's good to know. I'd never have gotten that out of the package summary or description.

I've tried to use Libre/Open Office, but I think I failed. I have used this one, but it's *extremely* clunky and primitive. It worked though:
* flpsed - WYSIWYG pseudo PostScript editor

On 10/23/19 4:59 PM, Steven Grunza wrote:
I have found xournal ( ; ) to be a useful tool.  It can read PDF files and allow either typing, 'mousing', or pen edits to be made on top of the PDF document.  The result can be saved with the layers separated.  A combined-layer PDF can be created for returning the edited PDF.  For forms that do not have editing enabled (like all those beginning of year school forms) I use xournal to fill them out and then the next year just need to edit the date and rebuild the PDF output.

This might be a more useful app to those of us with TabletPC's ( than other people but it still works well for me for marking up PDF's on my company laptop that doesn't have pen input.

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 4:30 PM JP Vossen via plug < <>> wrote:

    Thanks for the interesting discussion Walt.

    Tools that came up that I recall are:

    * Geany & plugins as a light-weight IDE

    * Zim, a "desktop wiki" for notes (Python3)
             Just moved to Python3 so a bit buggy but under active dev.

    * Meld, an awesome graphical 1,2,3-way diff & editing tool (Python)

    * LibreOffice Draw for simple diagrams
    * Dia, the Gnome diagram editor

    * xul-ext-lightning - Calendar Extension for Thunderbird
             Also a to-do list, but it's only in Thunderbird as noted

    Also try the GUI package manager, just to see what's in there.  Dia is
    the first thing that came up with I searched my Mint-18 "Software
    Manager" for "diagram".  Huh, Sublime-text and Atom are both in there
    too, they may be worth a look.

    Super useful tool we forgot to talk about:

    * xsel - command-line tool to access X clipboard and selection buffers
             alias put-clip='xsel -bi'
             alias get-clip='xsel -b'

    I didn't talk about ROXTerm, which is the term emulator I love, because
    it got dropped from Ubuntu 19.04 and is a PITA to install.  :-(

    And we didn't talk about Evolution, which is the Outlook
    competitor.  It
    used to REALLY suck, but it has sucked less each time I've looked at it
    over the years.  I haven't looked since 2015 or so, so it might be
    better.  But that only matters if you are allowed to use it, and you
    more-or-less like Outlook...  The other GUI alternative is
    Thunderbird +
    Lightning, as above.

    I'll talk about multiple in-line revision control in a separate thread.

    On 10/21/19 9:26 AM, Walt Mankowski via plug-announce wrote:
     > This month, PLUG West welcomes Walt Mankowski, who will be
     > giving a talk entitled "Where's my Notepad? Transitioning to
    Desktop Linux".
     >    I recently started a new job and my desktop is running Ubuntu.
     >    been using Linux for over 20 years, but this is the first time my
     >    work machine is running Linux. It's been about a week now and
     >    it's mostly great, there are a few things I'm missing. I'd like to
     >    lead an informal discussion on finding open source apps to replace
     >    things I've grown accustomed to on macOS and Windows.
     >    Is 2019 the Year of Linux On the Desktop?
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