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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] thinking about suse
- From: jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxx (jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxx)
- Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 23:24:30 -0000 (???)
- Message-id: <XFMail.980629232430.jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On 29-Jun-98 Leon McClatchey wrote:
I'm a poor example here, I really liked LaTeX but haven't used it in quite a
>> I have seen many people mentioning about word processors on this list and
>> I am just curious how many people are LaTeX or TeX or *roff users. If you
>> are writing scientific documents, I don't think there is any word
> I have glanced at Latex and to tell you the truth, from what little bit I
> at, it does look like it can be very useful. I've also looked at HTML as a
> possibility as well. Both as far as capabilities goes, does have a lot of
> potential. But the only real problem would be trying to remember all the
> codes to
It's not so bad... most of the time you just type and let it do the formatting.
It turns out to be right more often than I do...
> get the format that you want, and for a letter? For instance, In my land
(From memory) I think there is a "template" that contains simple and basic
> I do have a book (Linux Unleashed) that does talk a little bit about latex,
> I think I can get the line formats from that?, but as far as the document
> split up,
> well, in HTML, I guess I would have to use "H1-H4", but I couldn't find
> anything in
> what I have on hand how to set up a header/footer in Latex.
> Then I just came back from a bookstore (looking for a book on Latex) and they
> didn't know what I was talking about:-( That is really the only reason that I
> looking for something that is a little more user friendly (my dos/win/os2
> background rearing its ugly head:-)
Get "A Gentle Introduction to LaTeX" which is an electronic book, I completely
forget where to find it though. It was great! Try SunSite, obviously.
>> think LaTeX is not too difficult to learn either. Once you get hooked
>> onto it, you'll probably find that it's very powerful.
> I don't doubt that one bit:-), Just from what little bit I've played with and
> checked out, I could see that as far as its total capbilities goes, I
> wouldn't use but about 100n a regular basis:-)
Or less! I made a nifty little template that let me do shadow-boxed quotes,
big left margins to account for a printer glitch, etc, etc, and it was only
about 20-30 lines of header coding. I just needed to paste that at the
beginning and start typing after that.
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