False dichotomy (was Re: OT: Choice of OOo and LaTeX ...)
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On 09/26/07 12:06, Peter Robinson wrote:
> I write all my texts in latex, use JabRef/bibtex to manage references,
> subversion to keep track of things and to collaborate with coauthors,
> and -- if I need to submit to a journal misguided enough only to accept
> word, latex2rtf.
> Gone are the days of hundreds of different versions of a manuscript as
> separate word files. Gone are the days when EndNote kept "loosing" my
> references or word kept screwing up almost anything.
> Things have become simply EASIER and I have more time to do real work,
> as opposed to secretarial/editorial chores.
> The time I invested to learn all this has been repaid at least 50 times.
> Even if Steve or others have different needs, I submit that they too
> will benefit from latex/SVN etc for document management, the cost of
> rethinking a few work steps is truly minor..
Saves in a plaintext XML format somewhat similar to latex & lyx that
is perfectly suited for use with a vcs.
If he ever *needs* the extra features of latex/lyx, there's nothing
to stop him from using latex or lyx at that time.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!
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