[OS X TeX] MacTeX and LaTeX package documentation
simon at simifilm.ch
Sat Oct 14 02:38:04 EDT 2006
On 14.10.2006, at 05:40, Rowland McDonnell wrote:
>> Le 13-oct.-06 à 13:22, Rowland McDonnell a écrit :
>>>> You also may use the "texdoc" command. "texdoc babel", in the
>>>> Terminal, opens the "TeX Catalogue online"'s section for Babel's
>>> Well, yes, I tried that, but I must say that:
>>> Babel: Multilingual support for LaTeX
>>> The author is Johannes Brahms
>>> doesn't look like user documentation to me.
>> Sorry, I should have added that, once the TeX Catalogue Online
>> relevant page is displayed, you have to click the symbol representing
>> a pdf file to get the documentation.
> Thank you - I did get that information eventually.
> It's not at all obvious what those pictures are there for. It didn't
> occur to me that they could have any function at all. They don't look
> like functional elements to me: they look like decoration. I
> didn't see them as having any *meaning*. I looked for words and
> and couldn't see any words that would help me or links that would take
> me anywhere.
It's hard to believe that you've never seen a PDF icon before or that
you meaning of a folder icon has been hidden to you until now. After,
you're using a Mac, don't you?
> Argh! It's *awful*, it really is. So much gratuitous pain, which
> be so easily avoided by just putting the words on the Web page in the
> sensible fashion, but oh no, we've got to have `pretty pictures'.
> Well, pretty pictures don't mean a thing.
It's called graphical user interface, it was made popular by some
kind of fruit company some years ago.
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