Suggestions for citation plugin/add-on for Linux Office Suites?
I am sure most people have the same question on their minds. I already see some questions on ResearchGate but couldn't see the proper answer.
The question is: How do you people write papers on Linux? Mainly, what do you use for a citation?
LibreOffice and OpenOffice have the Mendeley plugin, however, both have compatibility issues with Microsoft Office. This creates a big problem with collaborative work. Regardless of the compatibility issues, both software is not easy to use, or at least not for people who have used Microsoft Office for decades.
I tried Google Docs, and it has a few citation plugins (ie. Paperpile) but again there are sometimes compatibility issues with Microsoft Office, plus, Google docs (writer) lacks most of the functions (ie. vertical text on tables).
I am currently using WPS office which is easy to use and fully compatible with Microsoft Office but there is no Mendeley (or other citation) plugin. It has an "Endnote" function, but I have to manually type the citation, which is torture.
So, do you have any suggestions rather than buy an Apple Mac or return to Windows?
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