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Is LibreOffice Writer sufficient for book layout?

asked 2015-05-06 01:11:53 +0200

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updated 2015-08-27 20:42:06 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am dealing with a nonfiction book without any figures or diagrams.

I was told by a professional editor that LibreOffice Writer is not good enough with paragraph flow.

So my question: Is LibreOffice Writer good enough for book paragraph flow and hyphenation? Do I need other software (Adobe InDesign? Scribus?) to create a professional text flow in a printed book?

I use LibreOffice 4.3.3.2.

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I've installed Scribus and noticed that it does not open LibreOffice Writer documents. Do we need Adobe InDesign?

porton gravatar imageporton ( 2015-05-06 01:30:45 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-05-07 05:52:44 +0200

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I have seen many ebooks published from LO into EPUB, MOBI (that is, unencrypted AZW3), and PDF for electronic distribution. However, publishers often will demand Word, which is the 'standard'.

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