Originally Posted by Aspic8
2. Do I use some software programme to write in instead of using OO?
This is what I do; I write in Kate- a Linux version of Notepad- and then import the .txt files into OO or LibreOffice. Not having to worry about formatting while you're typing makes a huge difference, especially if you've had issues with some kind of formatting option that gets accidentally turned on and you can't figure out how to turn it off.