"Part of the problem here may be in the dual nature of
the gwp application itself. At first glance, gwp's most likely
counterpart is seemingly gnotepad, Kedit, or WordPad (in the
Windows realm). And for that kind of functionality, gwp can serve
you well. It has a clean interface for font management and
paragraph alignment and it is just the thing to pop off the quick
note or two.
Where the real power of gwp is supposed to comes in is with its
capabilities to produce documents in its XML-based native file
format. Using XML (eXtensible Markup Language), gwp can move beyond
the traditional typesetting methodology of creating text documents
and into a structured-document format. In structured documents,
chapter headings are always given the same style, based on the fact
that they are chapter headings. Looks become secondary to the
structure of the document.
Does gwp pull its XML alter ego off? Sad to say, no. Style
controls are not at your fingertips on the interface and I kept
getting a consistent set of errors when the fonts tried to load.
Some deep research on this problem came up with a three-year-old
message on a mailing list that recommended a switch to Debian,
which I thought was a bit cynical to say the least."
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