On Wed, 2015-02-18 at 09:56 +0000, Kagamin via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] > Isn't latex for document restyling? What you would use it for? > There's little time to only write the text, let alone fiddling > with styles and typesetting. Word is better in this sense that it > gets the end result just by saving the document.
(Xe|Lua)LaTeX (or LaTeX 3) is an authoring tool, but then using the same source form it becomes a typesetting tool. No need to change the tools to change the role. LaTeX (and AsciiDoc) files are mergeable and hence can be stored in a VCS repository very easily. Word files are just binary blobs. Perhaps for individual working there is a "who cares" possibility, but for joint authoring a VCS repository provides a shared, managed store. VCS and binary blobs are a waste of time, so if you author with binary blobs you can't really do joint authoring, unless you impose sequential access. I have tried using a wrapper around FrameMaker files to achieve locking, technology works, authoring process sucks. Think using SCCS or RCS. -- 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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