[OS X TeX] TeX and the wild wild world out there
Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 15:39:23 EST 2006
Adam Goldstein wrote:
> Sure, if someone is a genius, we will have to accommodate that person.
Ah, but how shall we know if we don't read it?
> I don't see using TeX or thinking about presentation as a matter of
> making something beautiful, although that may be the result. I see it
> as a way of making something more readable, as Paul suggests.
A lot of mathematics was written and read before the advent of TeX.
> Especially when someone has many, many papers to read, it is best if
> they are written for readability and clarity.
True: a lot more comfortable for the reader
> Formatting problems caused by Word can cause unreadability and
> contribute to misunderstanding, if only by causing someone to think
> that something is missing. For instance, Word is often not able to put
> footnotes in, leaving a gigantic space at the bottom of the page. Or
> else headings change format as you write because of difficulties
> setting up the styles. Or else, again as Paul points out, inline math
> or symbols come out wrong because it is hard to specify the limits of
> italics in subscripts and so on.
> I'd rather have someone struggle and think about the ideas I am
> writing, rather than have to exert extra energy just trying to read my
So would I but the reader making it a requisite …
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