[OS X TeX] Macintouch report on TeX versus Word

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Jan 20 07:30:01 EST 2009

On Jan 19, 2009, at 6:28 PM, David Derbes wrote:

> I was told by my main liaison at the Lieber publishers that most  
> typesetters he was familiar with were "terrified" of LaTeX. I find  
> this astounding.

Blame LaTeX consultants who back when they could, would charge $1,000  
for 5 minutes of work.

The problem for publishers is that they can put out an ad for people  
to do work in Quark or InDesign and get a stack of résumés --- there  
are far fewer people w/ (La)TeX skills and most of them have other  
interests than toiling away as galley slaves:



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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