On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 10:11:02AM +0100, Scott Mitchell wrote: > teTeX includes pretty much everything you're likely to need for TeX/LaTeX > work. The only things I ever added were the LyX editor and a few fonts. > LyX is a truly excellent program -- I used it to write my PhD dissertation, > and laughed at the other people struggling to do theirs in Word :-)
Why, just because it took us 10 minutes to bring our format into what the dissertation nazis at the grad college wanted, rather than a month of editing? :) But no, there's more! I headed out cross-country after my interview for a temporary spot to pick up my family (there's something to be said for your family being somewhere else for the last week or two before you defend, even if it was due to a crisis :) I defended in the morning, drove straight to the interview (realizing only as I pulled into town that I was wearing my usual bolo rather than an eastern strangulation device), and drove 2000 miles west. Well, almost. My transmission gave out (and I got cheated by Aamco, but that's another story, and happens to lots of people. [They honor their warranties in California, but apparently not the rest of the country]). I was stranded for two days, and under a time deadline--if I finished by the magic date a couple of weeks away, I would be a visiting asst. prof rather than a visiting instructor, with a $10k difference. So there I sat with the most recent marked up versions of my dissertation, and an out of date version on my laptop. No problem. LyX and LaTeX both store in text format. I made a copy of the dissertation to edit, and when I returned I made a diff and used patch to put it on the main machine. Try *that* with word . . . :) hawk. err, dochawk -- Richard E. Hawkins, Asst. Prof. of Economics /"\ ASCII ribbon campaign [EMAIL PROTECTED] Smeal 178 (814) 375-4700 \ / against HTML mail These opinions will not be those of X and postings. Penn State until it pays my retainer. / \ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"