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Manage Simplenote with sncli

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Designing Ebooks with Free Software

Custom Publishing


With LibreOffice Writer and Calibre, you can publish your own ebooks with better results than most online conversion tools.

Explore your e-reader options with Foliate

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Zotero and LibreOffice

A Better Tool for Bibliographies


If you’re working with LibreOffice and need to create a bibliography, this software makes it simple to manage your citations.

Getting Started with Scribus 1.5

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Write a Novel with Open Source Tools

First Draft


If you are looking for an open source tool to help you write your next novel, bibisco, ManusKript, and Plume Creator can help you get started.

Making PDFs More Secure in LibreOffice Writer

PDF Security


Depending on your needs, LibreOffice Writer offers varying degrees of security for PDFs.

Ebooks Almost from Scratch

Makeshift ebook tool chain


While no single tool for ebook creation exists, you can combine LibreOffice, Calibre, and some manual editing of CSS tags to produce your own ebook.

PDF Types in LibreOffice

Custom Export


With LibreOffice, you can customize the way you export PDFs.

Open Source Tools for Writers

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