Re: Re: LaTex on a Mac

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg18584] Re: [mg18548] Re: LaTex on a Mac*From*: "Carl K.Woll" <carlw at fermi.phys.washington.edu>*Date*: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 01:01:22 -0400*Organization*: Department of Physics*References*: <7m3lsi$sj7@smc.vnet.net> <199907100618.CAA02964@smc.vnet.net.>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Jens, Below you say that you dislike Mathematica because you can't input formulas using only the keyboard. I input formulas all the time, and I never use the mouse. So, I'm curious. What kinds of things do you do that require the use of a mouse? Perhaps there are some shortcuts you are unaware of? Carl Woll Dept of Physics U of Washington Jens-Peer Kuska wrote: > 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 > anything > else. > > Regards > Jens > > "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

**References**:**Re: LaTex on a Mac***From:*Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>