[OS X TeX] OT: Pages from iWork

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Thu Feb 10 08:44:48 EST 2005

On 10.02.2005, at 14:39, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 10 feb 2005, at 14:07, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>> On 10.02.2005, at 13:40, Ingo Reich wrote:
>>> Hi Simon,
>>> thanks for your suggestion; seems to be a very interesting, useful 
>>> and cheap (!) little program.
>>> Ingo
>> Getting OT here: At the moment, Mellel is about the only really 
>> useable word processor for academic writing on the Mac IMO. Although 
>> it's a really cheap app done basically by two (!!) people, it seems 
>> to be the only app which aims to follow in Framemaker's footsteps It 
>> still misses some important features, but the features it has are 
>> generally very well thought out, and the next two updates will bring 
>> a lot of additional features. I'm really curious to see whether it 
>> can be replace LaTeX for before I finish my PhD thesis.
> I respectfully disagree: A few issues:
> - Section titles and pretty much everything you want to reference from 
> elsewhere in the document cannot
>   contain special characters (such as maths). This is a big No-no.
> - No maths support.

Let's not start a futile discussion on this, obviously, we are in 
different fields. Since I'm in humanities couldn't care less about math 
support. I guess for anything related to maths and physics there wont 
be any real alternative to (La)TeX anytime soon.

Simon Spiegel
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