LaTeX - The way documents are meant to be written

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Mrkvonic, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Most people are used to writting documents with word processors, without realizing there is a superior way of creating faster, more uniform, more professional looking documents:

    LaTeX

    So, if you are looking to improve your writing skills to a whole new level, you should read this.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/latex.html

    Comments and suggestions are welcome.

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. solcroft

    solcroft Registered Member

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    Would you happen to be an engineer, by any chance?

    First MATLAB, and now LaTeX.
     
  3. dogma

    dogma Registered Member

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    LaTex seems to be the best option for Mathematics atm.

    However, the problem, IME, is the lack of WYSIWYG LaTex editors, as the most people are not way going to spend time learning another language (code). Especially, when e-technology is supposed to free up our time, not drain it.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    You have several, wintexmacs for Windows, for example.
    Mrk
     
  5. Jomsviking

    Jomsviking Registered Member

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    Good idea Mrkvonic.

    TeX is almost universally used in physics and math, and is by far the superior alternative. Those who have tried to write long, complicated equations with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get word processor such as m$'s Word will surely understand what I mean...

    TeX doesn't have to be hard. In windows one can try distros like proTeXt, which come with almost everything one might need; proTeXt is based on MiKTeX:

    http://www.tug.org/protext/
     
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