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Re: Free PageMaker-style program?

Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> On 20 Nov 1997, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > Does anyone know of a DFSG-free program that works something like
> > Adobe PageMaker?
> > 
> > I'm kind of hoping there aren't any, because I want to write one.  :-)
> > 
> I'll be the first one in line for your new sofware!
> Actually there is a pagelayout program called Lyx that generates Latex
> output (not really a bad idea) but from the little that I have looked at
> it, I don't find the user interface very comfortable. Take a look and tell
> me what you think. I'm an old pagemaker user (emphasis on the old) and
> asside from several gross bugs, I will be happy when wine can run my 5.0
> version. (There is a new version of wine that I have yet to test, so hope
> springs eternal.)

Lyx, as far as I know, isn't a page layout program, it's a word
processor.  Have the developers added page layout features?  I can't
imagine trying to emulate PageMaker-like features from within the
constraints of LaTeX.
Ben Pfaff <pfaffben@pilot.msu.edu> <blp@gnu.org> <pfaffben@debian.org>

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