[OS X TeX] TeX is not for the faint of heart

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue May 4 06:14:13 EDT 2004

> Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> As for the LaTeX documentation, it's there but hidden
> One problem: it's not! Gerben's new "Easy Install" doesn't install the
> documentation, presumably the train of thought being that it is the
> (usually unread) documentation that takes up the most space in the
> (hefty) download.
> I'm not sure what I think of this, but it's clear the docs are so buried
> to begin with that half the time nobody knows they're there. I'm in
> favour of a couple of intro docs included that get put, e.g., on the
> desktop. Use lshort.pdf and include a sample file showing how to do all
> the basics (which is another thing on my list, actually).

This is a good idea. My installation covers installing, but it does not
cover any help for complete newbies. Having something like that in the
package is a great idea. It should only be PDF, though, I guess, because a
.tex file assumes you have a front end (after all, we do not expect
newbies to go to the command line...).

Who can get me a basic set that I can put on the Desktop (after asking the
user of course and only during non-expert install)

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