ExtendedPDF Creating full-featured PDFs in OpenOffice

May 31, 2005

The PDF format has many useful features that make it easier for readers to find their way around large documents, but the native PDF export function in OpenOffice doesn’t allow many of these elements. We’ll show you how to create better PDFs in OpenOffice with the ExtendedPDF macro.

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Apollon File Sharing with Apollon and GiFT

May 31, 2005

The operators of the popular Internet-based file

sharing network, Kazaa, only provide software for

Windows systems, but the GiFT project brings

Kazaa support to Linux.

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DeskTOPia: Apwal Applications on demand with Apwal program launcher

May 31, 2005

Launching a program by clicking

with your mouse can have a few

disadvantages. Users lose their

way in nested menu structures,

and desktop icons can become

hidden behind windows. The

Apwal program launcher makes it

easy to launch with a click.

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Gnome Fonts Managing Gnome Fonts

May 31, 2005

Linux’s text display still suffers from legacy issues, but it is well on the way to

recovering. This article explains how Fontconfig, X, and Gnome work together for

a brighter future.

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KTools: Fonts in KDE Installing Fonts on KDE

May 31, 2005

A well chosen font is the perfect addition to your

Linux experience. KDE provides a number of tools

that help you cook up a really tasty alphabet soup

with very little effort.

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Command Line: Browsers Command-line browsers Lynx, Links, and w3m

Apr 30, 2005

If you’re working at the command line and you need to reach the

Internet, or if you just want to convert an HTML file into neatly formatted

ASCII text, try a text-based web browser.

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DeskTOPia: WMI WMI and the reincarnation of the keyboard

Apr 30, 2005

WMI is a lean and fast window manager with good

support for keyboard control.

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Ktools: Basket Storing, sorting, and filing with KDE’s Basket

Apr 30, 2005

If you tend to collect information and then forget where you put it, a

KDE tool called Basket may be just what you need. Basket is a

handy container for documents, notes, images, sounds, graphs,

spreadsheets, and other files you may want to find later.

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