This wins some points, especially against older forms of Word. Yeah, yeah — I heard the TCO speach about a million times and you know what? The first half will be trained on Word for a week. Once you learn a little bit of vim, MS Word starts looking like a shiny fisher price toy. You have to keep in mind that LaTex is not just a mere word processor — it is a typesetting software. New top story on Hacker News: Using Latex means using an editor, latex itself, a document previewer such as gv , and usually a few other assorted programs.
We appreciate LaTex because we run into the same exact crap that math people do. There are also some researchers who use LaTeX or some variant thereof despite working in the humanities. On Unix, gv is popular. For example, a tightly knit team composed of a professor and three graduate students who publish only in specialized journals indeed might be better off with LaTeX. Yeah, yeah — I heard the TCO speach about a million times and you know what?
Yes, I do still — after almost two years again need longer for some things than I would need with Office. February 19, at 7: And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Then I tell meself that I should try to prevent such situations for the things that I really care about in my life. Again, I can search them by a single key stroke, too. I find that the new LaTeX text editors both on-line and the software we download can be just as easy to use as any word processor.
Yeah, this is one of the most important points for me. Then I tell meself that I should try to prevent such situations for the things that I really care about in my life. Correcting a minor spelling mistake? But many people seem to love doing things the really hard way for the sake of it i. I am still employed in library work part-time but my wife who is a highly skilled pre-press graphic artist, has had to leave the industry. And if you are not, check it out.