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Re: How to write reports and books in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg109761] Re: How to write reports and books in Mathematica
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at KevinMcCann.com>
  • Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 05:56:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <hsls74$3eb$1@smc.vnet.net>

Indeed, I have substituted one problem for another, but once the 
Stylesheet is the way I want it, I am done with that, and from that 
point on it is WYSIWYG (almost).

Kevin

Bill Rowe wrote:
> On 5/14/10 at 5:33 AM, Kevin.McCann at umbc.edu (Kevin J. McCann) wrote:
> 
>> Here we have a difference of opinion. LaTeX and all the other Tex's
>> require that "code" be written, which is subsequently processed to
>> generate the final output.
> 
> Yes, LaTeX is a markup language and does require some learning
> before you can use it effectively. And since it can do a variety
> of things, like Mathematica, there are a great many things to
> learn. But also like Mathematica, you do not need to learn
> everything in order to get things done.
> 
>> That said, I rely on the Stylesheet to determine the look and feel
>> of the document, and, as I said in an earlier post, this is not at
>> all intuitive. So, here is where I have to spend my time, but once
>> the template (Stylesheet) is done,
> 
> You have effectively substituted one problem for another with
> roughly the same degree of difficulty. That is instead of using
> a LaTeX class, you are using a Stylesheet which performs
> essentially the same purpose. And I would point out, there is
> many more books/references available for LaTeX and how to use it
> than there are for Mathematica Stylesheets.
> 
> 


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