How To Install TextRoom 0.8.2 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, TextRoom is an open-source, full screen text editor developed for writers.

Main features:

  • Export your documents to Google Docs.
  • MiniFlo mindmapper based on Flo by Ian Reinhart Geiser.
  • GetAWord random word generator
  • MusicRoom very basic music player. (Can’t play mp3, but you are good with ogg).
  • basic rich text editing: bold, italic, underline, and changing font, font size and color
  • configurable statusbar colors and fonts
  • configurable editor width and height
  • configurable tab stop width and paragraph spacing.
  • .odt export.
  • you can insert images to your documents.
  • configurable behavior: full-screen on/off, auto save, flow mode (disable delete and backspace keys), load last
  • document on startup, remember position in text for the last file
  • insert current time and/or date in a configurable fashion
  • live word count for all text and selected text
  • live character count option
  • configurable page count option
  • live clock on statusbar
  • targets: setting deadline from a graphical calendar
  • targets: setting a target word count
  • targets: setting short deadlines to write in minutes
  • keyboard shortcuts for the most common tasks (if you start the program for the first time, just press F1 for help)
  • typing sounds similar to a typewriter which can be disabled
  • Spellcheck with hunspell (US English and Turkish, for now.).
  • Universal Linux installer.
  • Printing support.
  • Background images.
  • Transparent statusbar.
  • File association with .txr files.
  • Restoring all settings to defaults.
  • Plain text only or rich text options.
  • Scratchpad.
  • Line indent (Shift+Enter ignores indent).
  • RTL support.
  • Aligment (Right, Left, Centered and Justified).

The latest version available is TextRoom 0.8.2, which has been released in 2012.

In this article I will show you how to install TextRoom 0.8.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install TextRoom 0.8.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/misc/ubuntu trusty main " >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 614C4B38
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install textroom

How to install TextRoom 0.8.2 on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17, Elementary OS 0.3, Pinguy OS 14.04 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/misc
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install textroom

Optional, to remove textroom from either Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove textroom

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One comment on “How To Install TextRoom 0.8.2 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems
  1. sherab says:

    Thank you for this.
    helped me a lot

    any one know where to get info on how to use textroom?

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