If you want to create a Word document without using Microsoft Word on Linux, one way is to prepare content in a plain text file, and then convert the text file into a Word document.
For this purpose, you can use a command-line utility called pandoc, which converts from one markup format to another from the command line.
Install Pandoc on Linux
On Ubuntu, Debian or Linux Mint:
On CentOS, first enable EPEL repo, and then use yum command like above.
Convert a Text File into a Word Document
If you want to apply any formatting to a text file, you can use Markdown syntax in the text. The following is an example of a text file written in Markdown syntax.
My Title ======== Sub-title --------- This is a new paragraph. Different paragraphs need to be separated by blank lines. You can change the attributes of text as follows. *italic*, **bold**, `monospace`. You can also include a [link](http://example.com). Note that there must be no space between ] and (. This is my friend list: * Cathy * Julia * Lisa This is a numbered list: 1. Google 2. Facebook 3. Apple You can also include an image file by using the following format. ![alt text](/path/to/image.png "Title")
Once a text file is ready, run the following command to convert the text file into a Word document.
This is the output of the generated Word document.
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