@matt I don't think you are going to be able to find a WYSIWYG terminal based text editor or drawing application.
@blit32 @matt Without being quite sure what you're asking for, I'd have to express confidence that #emacs can fill every need you have, there are third-party major modes for pretty much everything you'd expect to find. #vim will also get very close; for both of these the secret is in how well they integrate with other tools to do the actual specialist things you want ...
For document production, have a look at the 0MQ documentation chain, which prioritises plain text for the author while creating very rich output documents : https://zguide.zeromq.org/docs/postface/#Removing-Friction discusses the core tools of docbook and asciitosvg (although I'd prefer graphviz)
@blit32 @matt WordPerfect was a really good product. Apparently there was once a native Linux version, https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/gwg6dc/wordperfect_8_for_linux/
@matt @yojimbo @blit32 i feel like a good markdown format combined with a comfortable editor probably is a safe bet. I don't really know what office suites do, but I know that Aciidoc or Docbook in Emacs has rendered everything from game books to novels to technical papers to presentations, heck even my CV.
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