[OS X TeX] Macintouch report on TeX versus Word

George Gratzer gratzer at me.com
Thu Jan 22 13:19:45 EST 2009

I think this is all academic. Us, mathematicians, have no choice.  
Journal only accept articles in LaTeX. Math publishers too.


On 22-Jan-09, at 12:03 PM, Alex Ross wrote:

> On Jan 22, 2009, at 6:11 AM, David B. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE,  
> CFM wrote:
>> On Jan 21, 2009, at 17:30 , Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> The fact is that this doesn't matter much to me, personally. I can  
>> carry my own water (mostly) with the tools at hand and should be  
>> able to finish out my career regardless of whether new tools evolve  
>> to hide the underlying mark-up required to use LaTeX. But you also  
>> have a valid point--if LaTeX (and TeX) are to survive this old  
>> dinosaur, then more development is required for one or more meta- 
>> tools that hide the details behind a (semi-) WYSIWYG shell. I  
>> haven't used LyX in forever, so I have no idea how it's faring  
>> these days. But something like it is required for the word- 
>> processing crowd. Otherwise, I think LaTeX runs the risk of fading  
>> away as those of us happy with text editors and command shells die  
>> off.
> For what it's worth, there are those of us who've only learned LaTeX  
> recently and yet do not trust WYSIWYG editors to produce reliable  
> results.  There is a whole new generation learning to edit plain  
> text and pilot the command line as we speak…----------- Please  
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