[OS X TeX] Re: Who should use (La)TeX - who is able to use it?

Aaron Jackson jackson at negril.msrce.howard.edu
Mon Nov 15 10:25:29 EST 2004

On Nov 15, 2004, at 9:40 AM, Herb Schulz wrote:

> On 11/15/04 7:23 AM, "Gary L. Gray" <gray at engr.psu.edu> wrote:
>> I would also argue (and I often do to students and colleagues) that 
>> one
>> of the advantages of TeX is the stability and lack of frustrating 
>> bugs.
>> I have written many papers (containing numerous figures and equations)
>> in Word and its strange behavior and bugs (they may be features, but
>> you will never convince me of that) made me pull my hair out (look at
>> my picture on my web page and you will see). While TeX is not trivial
>> to learn, its consistent behavior more than makes up for it.
>> All the best,
>> -- Gary
> Howdy,
> I couldn't agree more. And the peculiar behavior is not just for 
> figures and
> equations, it even goes down to the level of simple lists which behave
> inconsistently because they seem to have multiple implementations 
> within the
> software.

Not to mention the enormous file sizes.  A colleague just finished her 
thesis and it is 80MB.  Don't try to edit that on an older computer...

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