[OS X TeX] New Mac

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 07:28:53 EDT 2006

On 9/18/06, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2006, at 3:46 PM, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> > The problem with 17" display (not HD) is that it does not seem to  be
> > high enough for a full page and two portrait mode monitors would be
> > mode adequate
> That's dependent on the sort of documents one uses --- you Europeans
> are at something of a disadvantage here since your standard document
> size (A4) is taller than the American standard letter.

I am talking about letter, not A4

> Also, I'm usually working on books and journals, so sizes are a bit
> smaller, 10 and 11/16 is the height for one, and if I turn off
> cropmarks, it fits quite nicely as a spread.
> I still wish someone would make a laptop w/ a second display in the
> place of the keyboard (but touch sensitive so it could display a
> keyboard at need) and which allowed one to rotate both displays ---
> even w/o that, it's pretty cool to use Acrobat Reader on a laptop,
> rotate the display, and hold the laptop as a book when reading e-texts.

I don't think this touch keyboard-screen would be robust enough

> On Sep 17, 2006, at 5:49 PM, Rowland McDonnell wrote:
> > I can't see any need for a monitor bigger than required to `Display
> > either the input text or the output file, but not both at the same
> > time'.  What's the need for a huge monitor?  The first place I used
> > TeX
> > didn't even have a screen previewer available.
> Need is arguably too strong a word, luxury, or extra-large-capacity
> making for more efficient working maybe? At least until we on Mac OS
> X get something like Bakoma TeX's TeX Word, it's nice to be able to
> compare the typeset version w/ the source when one is working for
> some tasks at least.
> Even then, it's nice to be able to have the preview on one monitor,
> and all of ones palettes and the log / console &c. on the other.

Please do not undermine our efforts to persuade university
administrations that mathematical typesetting requires ENORMOUS CPU
power, A LOT of RAM, HUGE HD and really nice and large screens :-)

> William
> --


Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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