[OS X TeX] Translating LaTeX to Quark or InDesign
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 17:06:09 EDT 2007
On Jul 3, 2007, at 12:32 PM, William Adams wrote:
> On Jul 3, 2007, at 12:08 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> MS surely isn't worried about pleasing the like of me. It cannot
>> but be after the big publishing business.
> If Microsoft were interested in the typesetting end of publishing,
> then Microsoft Publisher would have more than 4 kerning options. If
> typography were easy, Microsoft Word wouldn't be the foetid mess
> which it is.
> All Microsoft is interested in is mainstream tools which can be
> sold to the masses at a profit --- anything which they do is
> intended solely to keep this aspect of their business going.
> They purchase a cross-platform free-form drawing tool w/
> interesting stroke technology? It becomes a user-interface design
> They pay Lucas deGroot to create typefaces including math sorts and
> work up a technology for typesetting mathematics? It's to ensure
> that Microsoft Word can be widely used, hence sold.
> No one, who has any real experience will use Word for more than
> typing, and editing of any professional printed piece, its limits
> and the bizarre interface difficulties all argue strongly for using
> a professional tool like Quark, InDesign, Ventura Publisher, LaTeX,
> XyVision &c.
Well, I fervently hope that you are right. (But, even though I
haven't a clue as to how they would be going about it, I have my
doubts: too much money is involved after they have a lock.)
------------------------- Helpful Info -------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
List Reminders & Etiquette: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/list/
More information about the MacOSX-TeX