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Re: LaTex on a Mac

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  • Subject: [mg18548] Re: LaTex on a Mac
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 02:18:46 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <7m3lsi$>
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Hi Bill,

I personal like TeX more to write documents even when the expression
formating in Math 4.0 looks better than ever. 

The first reason is: I like to have my hands on the keyboard and I hate
it to
switch between the mous and the keyboard. It is much to slow, it breaks
the flow
of ideas .. ok I hate it
The second reason is I'm much more handy to setup some (La)TeX macros
than to make
StyleBoxe[] + Palettes to enter the boxes fast (with a mouse).
The third reason is: LaTeX can better deal with meta-informations like
table of contents, index, literatur data bases ..

If you become a bit handy in LaTeX you will not type formulas with


"William B. Marks" wrote:
> Just getting started on LaTex.  So I'm writing the Mathematica group that I know.
> Maybe someone has a tip on an alternative to Mathematica for an original
> language.  That's because Mathematica on my PPC seems too buggy to rely on.  There
> may be a tried and tested alternative.  I have OzTex to check  my coded
> text.  If I don't get a better idea I will code the text in LaTex myself by
> hand, and use Expressionist to code the equations.
> Thanks,
> Bill Marks

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