I need a rich text editor for Linux for note-taking. I'm aware there is this question from 2009: What is the simplest RTF editor in linux? The top answer recommends Abiword. I tried Abiword, but I found it glitchy, and the project does not seem to be very active any more. I also tried LibreOffice writer, but it somehow lost half of my file when saving as .rtf, so I am not touching that any more. Is there any good rich text editor for Linux in this day and age?

Edit: this was tagged a "possible duplicate" of the question I linked. I repeat that the 6-year-old question did not help me, so I am asking again to get a more recent answer. In my opinion 6 years is enough time to ask again in case new software has come up.

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    Possible duplicate of What is the simplest RTF editor in linux? – duDE Feb 25 '16 at 13:33
  • you can install wordpad or notepad using wine. You can also install open office. – Jay T. Feb 25 '16 at 13:55
  • I agree one is entitled to ask again the same question, 6 years later. It is not obvious that the answer, at least in this specific case, should be the same. – MariusMatutiae Feb 25 '16 at 14:33
  • there are a lot of options available, you can choose one of these: howtogeek.com/112385/… – Jay T. Feb 25 '16 at 14:39
  • Thank you, but the only editor that supports rich text editing and runs on Linux natively on that page seems to be Abiword, which I did not like for the reasons mentioned in my original post. – jnalanko Feb 25 '16 at 15:55

ted perhaps,


it is designed mainly for editing RTF documents not other formats, and seems quite robust

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