[Novalug] Replacement for abiword??
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Sun Jan 21 13:19:19 EST 2007
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Nino Pereira wrote:
> Did anyone already suggest TeX for this purpose?
Greg mentioned LaTex; I presume they're related somehow
> From what I read of this thread, TeX is perfect for this
> purpose (and, if Donald Knuth, the developer of TeX, is to be
> believed, it was originally desiged for to make his wife's
> pamphlets more beautiful).
> Formatting is done through (admittedly somewhat arcane)
> commands that you intersperse with text. The whole file is in
> ASCII, so that you can edit it with your favorite word
> processor (I use gedit when I have a full screen available,
> pico or nano through ssh). Then, you convert the ASCII input
> into a 'device independent file' with print commands, or into a
> .pdf file.
> All science publishers accept TeX files, and many publishers of
> non-science books should be able to also.
That sounds very promising. How do we invoke it??
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