Re: page layout app
On Tue, Sep 21, 1999 at 10:52:50PM -0700, Mark Wagnon wrote:
> On Wed 09/22/99 01:39AM, Peter Mickle wrote:
> > does anyone have any recommendations for a page layout/type formatting,
> > including both text and graphics (photos/drawings/manipulated text)
> > application? quark-like?
> How about TeX/LaTeX? There was am earlier thread on LaTeX. Check
> with the archives, cuz I think there was a couple links to
> introduction-type docs for LaTeX. I don't know what quark is, so
> can't help there. I've been using it to write some user docs for a
> couple of procedures at work with screen shots.
Well, I do know quark -- and LaTeX is MUCH nicer than quark in many ways --
it can do so much more than quark can ever hope to do. However, quark is a
GUI-based desktop publishing program, and LaTeX is not a GUI. It also forces
one to structure their work a little better, whereas quark lets you just
throw things around.
*maybe* lyx, a frontend for latex will do what you want it to do. I do not
know about graphics in LaTeX though, but if Mark is doing it, then it must
be possible. :)
Seth Arnold | http://www.willamette.edu/~sarnold/
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