[OS X TeX] Imposing Latex on authors of articles
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Feb 26 19:06:43 EST 2008
On 26 Feb, 2008, at 08:58, ludwik kowalski wrote:
> 1) Typing something without seeing the representation at the same
> time (as in writing by hand or with a word processor) seems
> unnatural to me.
Besides applications that Bruno Voisin already mentioned, there are
also the commercial products Publicon
and Scientific Word/WorkPlace
of which I think a Mac OS version is coming soon. I haven't tried any
> 2) [...] papers written with word processors should be accepted by
> editors of scientific journals. Neatly handwritten formulas, or
> formulas composed with tools available in word processors, are
> usually sufficient to communicate mathematical ideas. They can be
> shown as illustrations,
No self-respecting publisher will do this.
> or turned into final form by professional typesetters
> 3) Creating Latex input files with formulas is very demanding and
Here we are! If it is error-prone for the author, what about for the
typographer? She or he is a professional in typography, not, usually,
in Mathematics or Physics.
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