[OS X TeX] Macintouch report on TeX versus Word

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at engr.psu.edu
Wed Jan 21 19:05:35 EST 2009

Let me recap this thread:

We love latex, so much so that when we touch Word (rarely, mind you)  
we feel the guilt of betraying someone beautiful. So, what if NASA  
does not share this obsession?

Oh my goodness -  did I just use "latex" and "obsession" in the same  


On Jan 19, 2009, at 11:54 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> There was a reader report on Macintouch last Saturday:
> http://www.macintouch.com/readerreports/iwork09/index.html#d17jan2009
> Briefly, it was claimed that 95% at NASA produced tech reports using  
> Word/MathType, and that many of the less than 5% written in TeX  
> could not be processed in a timely way because of macro problems. I  
> would guess that the real problem was that NASA was not providing  
> proper guidelines for TeX use, and most likely lacked TeXpertize in  
> their Technical Publications office.
> Michael

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