what program do you use for your writing
>>22507877> writing programimplying anyone here writes. i use vim btw.
>>22507877If I did it would be libre
>>22507877The search bar from Encarta 2000.
Google Docs because it is good enough and I can work on it anywhere very easily and it is free.Word is better for handling citations and charts, but not worth the cost. Liber is sort of shit for mathematical notation unfortunately.
>>22507952>costyou're not supposed to pay, fren
>>22507877scrivener - it has its issues but the benefits make it worth dealing with them.
>>22508001I bought that years ago, but never actually use it. Keep meaning to. I like the native Apple word processor (Pages).
>>22507935I unironically use Vim to write
>>22507952>but not worth the cost.are you a woman? have you ever been to /g/?
>>22507877Google docs. I can access my notes anywhere.
>>22507877Kobold AI on Google Colab
>>22507877vim -u NONE and pandoc
>>22507877Unactivated Word 2010
WordPad, I don't know what I'd do without it
>>22507877WPS Office and Libre Office.
This though I need to find a way to yarr since the popup is fucking annoying
>>22507877I use FreeOffice's TextMaker.
>>22508302This. It's so convenient since I have a shitt 10 years old laptop that takes a while to open Word.
>>22508670Based beyond calculation.>>22508654 ThinkPad?
Hi guys what's a note taking software that allows use of adding additional notes to a special sidebar, and adding footnotes?The sidebar would be most useful as I could add line by line notations for word definitions, which would be less cumbersome than foot or endnotes, as some Shakespeare and poetry books are formatted.
>>22509011I mean a within-page sidebar I can write peripheral notes onI'm surprised this isn't more known despite this being a standard way to take notes in college.
>>22509152i used to use evernote but i don't remember using the sidebar just that there was one
>>22509175I mean like this. I want one with a section at the side to add peripheral notes. Doing this manually in Word and OneNote is tedious.
Pen and paper
>>22509215oh not sure then, sorry
>>22507877Google Docs, so if Im laptop die it's not lost
>>22509257I'm pizza anon. Somehow two decades into Web 2.0 this is still the best answer
>>22509215>hutMeant hutt obviously. Spaceballs sucked but that legit made me lol
>>22508001I use scrivener too. So far is the least annoying of any I tried.
>>22507877TeXstudio or Overleaf
>>22507877Notepad because it's the fastest
>>22507877I write on paper. Once the drafting has progressed to the point that it is in the general ballpark of what I am going for I type it out in vim and then print it out double spaced for the red pen. I find typing out what I have already written is the closest I can come to reading my own work in the way the reader will since it is more a passive task, unlike reading my own work which is a very critical task. I often take notes while I type it all out. I mostly use vim because years of linux use means when I use something else I end up with things like ':wq' sprinkled about my writing.
emac & latex
>>22507877LibreOffice, it's like the better Word.
>>22507877i write in a journal faggot
>>22508010another vote for vim
word in bing browser
>>22509508How is the transitioning going?
>>22509975Kindly return to Redd*t.
>>22510685Wordstar does have a weird cultish following, would not surprise me if he uses it. It can be run through various emulators and and virtual boxes without much issue and I believe someone has been porting it to modern linux or may have ported it?
Word ate a 1,000+ page file a few years ago. Fucking whore-ass program. Motherfucking cunt piece of shit software, you know?
>>22510819It's your fault a bit too, for not keeping and damn backups.
>>22510777Nice digits, check em!Hmm, I see. You just spiked my interest in it, thinking about checking it out. Actually, I'm currently using Win10 and was thinking about dual booting it Linux Mint with it. Will look out for Wordstar, although I'm currently using WPS and Libre Office.
>>22507877VSCode, SublimeText, anything that allows me to have multiple carets.
>>22510681some of you faggots should spend time writing something that isnt a batch file
>>22507877Apple pages, synced over iCloud. The professionals choice.
>>22510928WordTsar is the port/ground up rewrite. You can probably also type something like C-h C-s-w A-f1 CS-s CS-w in emacs and get something really close WordStar but off in one really irritating way.
>>22509777>>22509787you will never have the courage to be yourselves
>>22507877Marktext. I would use vim if goyo behaviour could be replicated without plugins, messing around with vimrc ia boring and more hassle than its worth.
>>22511092There are quite a few vimrc generators these days like vim-bootstrap.com and vimconfig.com. Do a search for vimrc generator + plugin that does what you need and see what happens. They are pretty slick these days, just save the vimrc, start vim and it downloads everything you need and does the setup for you.
>>22511020Good morning, sir.>>22511050Damn that's profound! Nice.
>>22511050I am >>22509787 and that was sort of my point. I am not the anime poster (no problems with anime posters).
For first drafts I write on my Underwood 378 typewriter, then I copy it out in Scrivener where I then edit and arrange them (depending on the project).
Microsoft Office that I paid $100+ for.
>>22511382Still more efficient then AI.
>>22511179>ScrivenerHe paid fifty bucks for an app, lmaooo
>>22511392Actually a friend paid fifty bucks for it for my birthday. Whatever. I use it often enough. People spend more on alcohol, games, and other frivolous shit than a writing app that actually helps with templates for different genres, organizing, and mapping out your work.Seethe, faggot. Go try and piss in someone else's cornflakes
>>22511401Based. Could you tell something about your literary projects that you undertake?Also, have been published somewhere?
>>22507877vis(1) and troff(1)
>>22507877I'm using obsidian, but I am trying to switch to emacs because it's FOSS and objectively the better tool, but unfortunatley I'm still too much of brainlet for Emacs.For university assignments I mostly use Word and I hate myself for that, but when writing a paper I need to see the pages to structure my thinking properly. But I hate Word so much it's unreal
>>22511466They skipped vim on that chart and reduced it to vi because unlike emacs vim has continued to grow and not just expand.
>>22511503What exactly are emacs and vims?
>>22511612neckbeard editors that originated in UNIX.
>not using obsidianYou're doing yourself a disservice. Unless you're writing for professional work, or uni it's the most solid program you can use to write and have your thoughts put together coherently. Yes, even your autistic ramblings.>>22511466Why not use Google Docs for uni? Surely that's slightly better.
>>22511503(neo)vim + goyo for the win
>>22511382Not really. I enjoy the typewriter because I like having mistakes and zero distraction. I used to do long hang, but because I'm a guitar player as well, my wrists have been cramping up pretty bad, so I switched to the typewriter a couple of years ago.>>22511408I mostly write plays and poetry, but I've just started writing a novel over the summer. Sort of a fictional history book about the town I grew up in. And sadly, I've only been published a little bit here and there. Mostly at my university's literary magazine. Not much. I haven't submitted work in a long time.
>>22511612Vim is a standard editor for unix systems and something which works well for all the config files such systems have so many learn and get used to its workflow. Emacs is pure autism that was originally the primary interface for the old lisp machines and where you did all your programming and the like. Vim is better for general purpose use since the average person can learn everything they need to know to use it in an hour but there is not much point to learn it for writing your novel unless you are just sick of using the mouse/trackpad. Emacs is literally endless, you can edit its source code while running and adapt it to your needs on the fly and is a very powerful tool but probably not worth learning unless you are into programming and possibly not worth learning unless you are going to learn lisp.Neither are great for general writing and the primary reason some of us fall into using them for that purpose is because we are so used to them and their unique interfaces/workflows that using anything else is painful.
>>22507877I plan and keep notes on OneNote and write the story in Word
>>22507935If you're going to type up a document on the terminal, why would you not use wordgrinder?
>>22512835When you are used to using a modal editor nothing else can take its place.
>>22507935I don't write either but I use vim too!
>>22507877Google docs :)
>>22513307I would never trust storing my work in someone else's hardware
vim + groff
>>22513321Is this a veiled euphemism for for not having sex with a woman?
>>22512818Thank you for taking out the time to explain. Good.
>>22507877Scrivener.Look. All other editors were designed by people who are not writers. Word is designed by business publishers. Text editors were designed by programmers and computer operators.Scrivener was designed by a writer for writers, and not only contains all you need for the whole writing process, no matter what that process is, but also DOES NOT contain all the things that fuck you up, that other designers would never even think of because they don't use their software for composition.As a simple example, Scrivener is always automatically saving your work. every time you stop writing, even for a second, it automatically saves. How many of you have lost shit because Word crashed, or because you accidentally closed a window? Now I am biased, because I am stupid. I can't take my mind off what I am writing long enough to manage the software, or learn to manage the software configurations, or more specifically, if I take my mind off the writing to do administrative work, I lose my thread. Scrivener is the first program, and only program, I have found that lets me just write, then I can go back and do the meta writing stuff, all the while, I do not need to know anything about computers or software at all to use it. It is no mistake that this was written for Macs. (I have no idea what it is like on a Windows machine). Macs, from their inception were about the task, not the tool, and Scrivener is a perfect fit for that. It's also cheap, and doesn't require you to work through the cloud, or have an internet connection like anything from Microsoft or Adobe.
>>22514944Go shill your Fruit Fagbook someplace else, faggot.
>>22514944Works like shit on PC. Add one image to it and the whole thing lags something awful. Fuck you shill, only women and faggots use apple products.
>>22514944Is there a way to enable auto scrolling? I like clicking my mouse wheel to scroll instead of having to spin it
>>22515022Only an actual loser faggot would revolve his identity around what machine he uses. Like all of /g/. I just want what works and don't have to think too much about.
>>22515274>I just want what works and don't have to think too much about.Just like women and faggots.
>>22514944Fuck off muhh Applel nigger.I'll break and smash apart all of your fruit toys
>>22515735Anon dear, you call them iToddlers.
>>22514944>How many of you have lost shit because Word crashedDon't tell me that in 2023 MS Word doesn't have autosave?
Waiting for new ribbon carts to arrive.
>>22507877I use vim to write, pdftex to compile.
Open office>>22511949Obsidian doesn't work on a x32 system though