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April 19th, 2009, 07:11 AM
So, this place is about computers, huh?

Who knows the prgram used to write correct manuscripts? There's a certain program or software used, and I can't seem to find it anywhere!



April 19th, 2009, 07:21 AM
Actually, this place is about Linux, specifically Ubuntu Linux, which is an Operating System just like Windows is an Operating System. These forums are directed at lending support for the Ubuntu Linux Operating System.

That being said, a very good piece of software that is available for both OSes is Open Office. There are versions for both Linux and Windows; it is comparable to Microsoft Office; and it can be obtained free of charge for any OS that supports it.

I'm going to assume you are using Windows. You can find information about it and download it from the Open Office website. (http://www.openoffice.org/) With Open Office Writer, you can most certainly generate a professional manuscript.

You might be interested in checking out Linux as an Operating System, though, and this site (http://www.ubuntu.com/) is the place to start. Good luck with your manuscript.

April 19th, 2009, 07:25 AM
LaTeX (http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Introduction)

April 19th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Alot of people I talk to use either manual LaTeX editing or LyX (WYSIWYM front end for LaTeX). Academic journals accept TeX files as their most preferred format.

northern lights
April 19th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Open a terminal and run
sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-latex-extra kileto install LaTeX and a decent editor.

After installation, open Kile and you're ready to typeset.

Personally I prefer, emacs with auctex (http://www.terminally-incoherent.com/blog/2007/12/13/emacs-with-auctex-as-a-latex-ide/) as my latex IDE, but I think you'd fare well with Kile.

April 19th, 2009, 08:23 AM
All the above (except for my initial post) is assuming that you are using Linux as your Operating System.

Are you?

April 19th, 2009, 08:52 AM
You can install LaTeX on Windows, MikTeX and TeXnicCenter are usually used.