On Sun, 2015-02-15 at 04:38 +0000, Craig Dillabaugh via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > […] > Well, if you do the document with Latex on git (or some similar > version control), you get most of the same stuff. Latex has a > comment tool where you can do margin comments if you wish, and of > course you can also do comments in the 'code' if you want - they > don't show up in the document at all. Heck, I am sure there is a > package for everything in Latex if you look hard enough.
(Xe|Lua)LaTeX or AsciiDoc Git or Mercurial or Bazaar Publishers have, however, seemed to have decided that sub-editors must work on the original source document files directly. If this is an integral part of the publisher workflow and the sub-editors cannot deal with DVCS or the markup languages, then the publishers refuse to use those tools. Still as long as some half-way decent authors are prepared to use Word and abdicate their responsibility for the content once initially created, the publishers win. > A MS-word document with 'track changes' on, edited by multiple > people, is the greatest eyesore known to humanity. I still don't > understand why anyone who had a choice between Latex and MS-Word > would pick MS-Word for anything longer than 25 pages... And who has the current master version, which file is the master, etc., etc. > Just my personal opinion as one who recently finished a 200 page > thesis in Latex, and is now working for a company where we do all > our internal documents in Word. Latex certainly has its ugly > warts, > but it is so nice for lengthy document1. Luxury. I typed my thesis (including the maths equations) using a broken portable manual typewriter. ;-) -- Russel. ============================================================================= Dr Russel Winder t: +44 20 7585 2200 voip: sip:russel.win...@ekiga.net 41 Buckmaster Road m: +44 7770 465 077 xmpp: rus...@winder.org.uk London SW11 1EN, UK w: www.russel.org.uk skype: russel_winder
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