[OS X TeX] your wiki needs you?

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 19:18:10 EDT 2008

On Sep 18, 2008, at 6:57 PM, François Chaplais wrote:

> really, I used LaTeX because it talks maths and I have a nice text  
> editor with nice LaTeX macros. I would not use it if I did not need  
> maths.
> My son learns DTP, he yells at Quark XPress because of all its  
> bugs, but I do not dare dream of bringing to have a look at LaTeX.  
> He is just beginning to appreciate Pages, which I also like.

1) Indeed, like you, I needed to write mathematics. Moreover, I  
needed something that would satisfy the FreeDocLic. But I really got  
to be very fond of LaTeX even if, like your son, I often yell at LaTeX.

2) Looking at Apples' "New in Pages '08", I see things such as "The  
new context-sensitive Format Bar always puts the most logical tools  
within easy reach." and "Pages recognizes when you’re typing a list  
and formats it for you on the fly." If that kind of power could be  
used on top of LaTeX, something like what I described a bit earlier  
could be rather nice.

3) On the other hand, when—very, very rarely—I use MS Office X, I  
yell even louder when it tries to do things for me as it mostly turns  
out that I know what I want and Word is just guessing wrong.


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