Is there ANYTHING in Linux that will accept simple formatted text and cut & paste objects from the clipboard? It doesn’t have to be called “rtf” - it just needs to work like it. The saved product can be PDF, I just need a text editor that will format text and accept pictures. I would hate for that ONE thing (that I use all day, every day) keep me from being able to use Linux. The heavy, clunky “office” editors in Linux are, I hate to say, truly awful, when it comes to simply pasting pictures from clipboard. I don’t want to write a book, I just need clipboard pastes to be accepted. This editor I’m using right here would be fine,
if it didn’t paste a clipboard image as: instead of as a picture.
WOW, it did show it as an image in the final product - in this editor it showed it a very long file name “upload” - not the picture.
So why is there nothing that will do what THIS “editor” will do as a document editor app, so you can see what the product will look like AS YOU ARE TYPING/PASTING IT? I don’t care what the .ext is named, but it would be nice if it could be EDITED, and not just written only as a .pdf (pdf’s are a bit heavy & cumbersome, too.
I have no idea what this box is for.
It shows the picture in the preview window. It does not seem to work with CTRL+C & CTRL+V, but you can drag & drop pictures into it.
However, if you use the experimental unified mode, it shows the picture inside the edited text.
I wonder what is so “truly awful” about LibreOffice writer. It supports copy and paste from web-pages.
It also supports drag and drop from
the file manager.
As far as “ugliness” goes, this might be a matter of taste: I don’t think, it looks bad, at least not as bad as WordPad:
I think, I said it a thousand times: We’re all animals of habit. Once we get used to a certain workflow, we’re very reluctant to change it, even for the better.
In that sense, I understand you pretty well, but I’d recommend you to give the alternatives a fair chance.
However, I think, I just found what you’re looking for:
It is WYSIWYG1, very uncluttered and has copy-and-paste image support. How mature it is, I can’t say, but as far as I tried, I haven’t seen a bug yet.
Here’s a screenshot of the full window (with a differently themed preview copied from their website):
1 WYSIWYG means “What You See Is What You Get”, in contrast to WYMIWYG “What You Mean Is What You Get”, as in typing LaTeX commands into a text editor and getting a beautifully formatted document.
To be fair, this is how WordPad looks nowadays:
(One of the reasons I do not like Wine…)
OK, I didn’t know. Haven’t used it in ages.
To be honest: I never use Wine. I just have it because it came preinstalled.
Please, do not call the “your distribution is not lightweight, you are an imbecile” ghosts…
There is AbiWord that can be used.
Actually, AbiWord does support drag and drop of images but, to my knowledge (I tried), not copy-and-paste from web-pages, which is the key feature, she wanted.
Just for the sake of completion: I wrote a number of texts in the last couple of days (with pictures) and I tried the Mark Text app mentioned above and I love it.
It’s dead easy to use, has the sleekest interface possible and is quick and stable.
Whilst it doesn’t have all the formatting options of a word processor (or even WordPad), I especially like its capability for formulas.