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latex (was Re: Ubuntu vs. Debian (was Re: Introduction))

On Tuesday 20 February 2007 15:49, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 09:45:16PM +0000, Alan Chandler wrote:
> > I no longer have anything to do with that area - but I would say today
> > that we still cannot produce documents with the consistency and
> > completeness (proper version control of all documentation, with the
> > version numbers automatically printed in the footer is just one such
> > example)
> Tell me about it.  I wish people would invest a little time in learning
> LaTeX.  I deal with documentation all day and even from within the same
> department, it is all a mish-mash of different things (produced mostly
> in Word), with no standardization whatsoever.
> With LaTeX, you could have centralized version control of all documents,
> with centralized control of standard style sheets.  Of course, that will
> never happen as long people believe that they have a pressing need for
> WYSIWYG.  Of course, I can't remember who said it (maybe Leslie
> Lamport), WYSIWYG is better stated as WYSIAYG---what you see is *all*
> you get.
> Regards,
> -Roberto

what a great thread. hopefully we can begin 'subject'ing it properly with this 

what about a WYSIWIG which produces latex files? You rough out or do easy 
stuff with the wysiwig, then modify the latex files if there's stuff not 
easily handled by a wysiwig.

tom arnall

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