[Lazarus] Contribute to a book instead of wiki?
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Sun Mar 4 10:40:50 CET 2012
On Sun, 4 Mar 2012, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> On 3 March 2012 22:37, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> I type text, and latex makes a layout that is 99% perfect; I really don't
>> care about the last 1%.
>> I've never been able to achieve the same speed with any wordprocessor.
> Make no mistake, latex makes beautiful documents (so can OpenOffice),
> but it is not the layout I have an issue with. My issue with latex is
> simply to display certain characters. I often have to escape common
> English characters, so that latex interprets them correctly. This is
> what slows me down, and what obfuscates the text I am writing - and
> most importantly, breaks my flow of information. I'm sure with years
> of latex experience, like you have, those escaped characters and
> obscure text you need to type to insert a table etc will come
> But the generalization that to create beautiful and complex documents,
> is only possible when using latex, is just not true.
I didn't mean to state that either. I just wanted to say that
for me personally, LaTeX works best.
I 100% agree with your statement about using styles, but will make the
observation that 99% of all people I know does not know/use them in either
MS-office or OO, and uses hand-crafted layout. Latex applies the styles
automatically, which is one of the reasons I forced it on the help writers
here in the company.
Anyway, enough about wordprocessors :)
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