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Postby Boo » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:50 pm

alright I admit i know bugger all about Latex and Lyx.

but I am very interested in consistent document formatting etc.
once you have done lots and/or large engineering docs you will know how crap word is for formatting, consistency and templates that no one sets up properly. Then there is DOORS...good, bad, and ugly.

I saw Lyx via distowatch and have ment to give it a go, it is installed but I have been trying to get my wife to use it. lazy I know.

Now where was i going? Oh yes, crazy!


Postby dummy » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:27 am

if your interested in consistent document formatting then LyX or LaTeX are absolutely THE right choices.

LyX or LaTeX vrs. Word is also a matter of stability. if you have lots of pictures in your document then Word is extremely unstable. I totally agree that Word is THE crap. Have you ever used the formula editor in Word? it's ridiculous. in PowerPoint it's even worse (e.g. if you want to center some equation or use single math symbols in the text you have to do it by hand!). if you just write text then LyX is THE option. especially when you have a huge bibliography list that you modify all the time then its totally superior to Word as it changes the labels/references in the text automatically. IT JUST LOOKS MUCH BETTER!

i'm sorry for writing this here in this forum. if there is somebody out there who doesn't like it, i'm really sorry.

all right, back to my get-rid-of-Windows-Vista-and-install-Linux-Mint project ...

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Postby Husse » Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:14 pm

back to my get-rid-of-Windows-Vista-and-install-Linux-Mint project ...
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