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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed May 5 20:28:06 EDT 2004

On May 6, 2004, at 01:59, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> (4) I just installed 2.65.1 There is just enough room in the new 
> i-Directory window to have a "What i-package does." For instance, for 
> rtf2latex2e, it could say
>    Concerts you MSWord files to LateX files (after you have resaved
>    them in MSWord as rtf document. To use rtf2latex2e, Go Applications
>     > Utilities > Terminal (if not there, type Command F and search for
>    Terminal). Type "rtf2latex2e" without the quotes and a space. Drag
>    the file to be converted into the Terminal. You will find the LateX
>    version of your rtf file right next to it. Do not expect a perfect
>    conversion. Problems are likely with tables and graphics.
> The point here, as you said, is at least as much psychological as 
> technical. For instance, the point of the last two sentence is to 
> avoid  "What did I do wrong?" and leave me relaxed enough that I can 
> examine what happened.

i-Installer is for installing rtf2latex2e, not for teaching you what it 
is. The VISE installer for MS Word is for installing Word, not for 
teaching you what Word is or how to use it. Etc.


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