[oclug] Open Source Oppositions Get Serious
dle1 at sympatico.ca
Fri Oct 11 13:12:43 EDT 2002
[Sorry if this is a duplicate]
On Thu, 2002-10-10 at 16:04, Kevin McLauchlan wrote:
> Is LaTeX very flexible as to the layout of the
> output? I thought I had heard people say that
> it efficiently makes beautiful output as long
> as you are happy with the particular style of
> printed output that it produces, and that otherwise,
> you are in for a *lot* of work to make it
> output something different than the default
> document style(s).
I agree with everything in Greg Franks's reply. One of the core ideas
behing the LaTeX macros on top of TeX is that the writer should have to
spend as little time and energy as possible on formatting, so LaTeX does
it for the writer. That's if you take it straight -- you can always
tinker, but that's more involved.
Visit http://www.ctan.org/starter/?action=/index.html (ctan =
Comprehensive TeX Archive Network) and grab _The (Not So) Short
Introduction to LaTeX2e_, which is a very good intro.
LaTeX might not be right for the job you have at hand, but it's
definitely worth looking into.
Dave Edwards <dle1 at sympatico.ca>
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