Re: Re: LaTex on a Mac
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- 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
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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?
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
> "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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