[OS X TeX] overview of what TeX is producing

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Mar 1 11:10:27 EST 2005

I'd said:
>> Somewhat. The memoir manual has a good discussion of page proportion,

And on Mar 1, 2005, at 9:35 AM, Jason Davies replied:

> thanks (both) for those links...busy reading now....do we know what the
> opposition does? How does Word handle all these things? does it have 
> its
> own algorithms etc? presumably they're secret...:-)

Word doesn't have an algorithm for page proportion --- WYSIWYG, there's 
an interactive dialogue for setting such which defaults to 1" margins 
top/bottom and 1.25" left/right.

If you use the Wizards and templates they're mostly designed by Daniel 
Will-Harris and are okay except that anyone else who uses them will get 
the same results, and people aren't that great at picking an 
appropriate template for a given purpose, and there are only so many 

I'd suggest showing your colleagues LyX, or offering to install it for 
them when you need to do collaborative stuff.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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