I am preparing a project and will submit to a journal which has enough protocol to publish such articles.
I’m not sure what you mean, Inverse.
Does the journal to which you plan to submit require that you send them a PDF file
(which I just started playing with after reading your post) seems to do a good job of creating PDF files, so if this is the file format you must use, you should have insurmountable no problems using this free word processor.
*while I am setting the size of text a matter is happening on page. (the page is being small or wide empty area is occuring at the down of page and it cannot be tidied)
seems to do a pretty good job of working like Microsoft Word
. I don’t see anything tricky about changing text font size – just select all or a range of text, rightclick on it, chose character, then specify the font, size, and other attributes you want. The program handles pagewrapping automatically, or you can insert hard page breaks (ctrl+enter or select from the Insert>Manual Break menu).
If you attach your troubled .odt document, or an image of it, to a post, I could better understand the prolem you’re having.
* what does mendeley programme do?
(as the linked-to Wikipedia article explains) is a program for managing many research papers. If you’re writing just one, and it won’t be extraordinarily long of have a huge number of citations, I doubt you’d gain much from using Mendeley.
Go to LaTex and all your problems are solved.
are you sure that I would be able to learn in a short time?
I think you could learn LaTeX
’s math package about as quickly as you could learn to use LibreOffice’s “Math” (which creates .odf files).
An advantage of using LibreOffice is that you already have it, so just need to click File>New>Formula to get started. An advantage of using LeTeX is that it’s old and well-documented. A disadvantage is that it’s not built in to any word processor I know, so you’ll need to find a tool to render it. One such tool is to click Reply to this Topic on this page, make sure WYSIWYG is off (by clicking the “switch” button in the upper left), embedding your text in a math tag, and clicking preview.
Another tool I like is John Forkosh’s LaTeX practice page
No matter which you use, if you’re using LibreOffice, you’ll need to capture the images rendered by your math editor, then insert it into the .odt document, then export it as a PDF. If your computer is using any present-day version of Microsoft Windows, you can do this just by capturing it with alt+prt sc, pasting in Paint, selecting and copying the part you want, then pasting into LibreOffice.