At 09:57 -0800 3/3/14, Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net) wrote: > > Agreed that LaTeX has a steep learning curve and, in this WYSIWYG world, it > > may seem > > like a step backward to some people. However, the power and flexibility > > (with highly > > consistent formatted output) is very appealing in some cases.
> > With regard to hyphenation, it sounds like the person writing the thesis > > was not providing > > hyphenation hints. You can use the \hyphenation command to identify the > > break points > > in a set of unusual words, and LaTeX will do the right thing after that > > whenever it sees those words. Steve Rickaby wrote: > It was just an example taken at random from recent experience. I'm sure there > is a workaround, > but the writer is a software expert and researcher, and the fact that he > didn't know about this sort > of proves my case - that getting good results out of LaTeX requires deep > knowledge ;-) I am sure > that it can be made to do great things, but I've never seen what I would > consider acceptable results > come out of it in the the hands of non-experts. Oh, yes, understood and agreed! It definitely does take much more effort to learn and use LaTeX. And the problem is that there are _often_ add-in packages that will fix any issue that is observed in output. But researching and learning the availability (and nuances) of a particular package for a particular issue does take time. Time that is well-spent if LaTeX is the primary tool, but not as easy to justify for occasional work, yes. Z _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to framers as arch...@mail-archive.com. Send list messages to email@example.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.