[ILUG] LaTeX training
brendan.halpin at ul.ie
Wed Nov 29 18:22:38 GMT 2006
"Liam McDermott" <theirishmole at gmail.com> writes:
> Often Latex editors will only accept pics files in eps format, and
> trying to manually format pages is a pain in the hole.
Newer developments make some of this out of date. pdflatex and
geometry.sty for instance.
> I think you need a fair bit of tech knowledge to use it though,
Absolutely. A good learning curve (i.e. it keeps paying off).
> closer to web programming/html than most people will be used to.
That is not a bad thing.
> not out of the box easy to use. I think any training will spend a lot
> of time getting people to be able to do anything with it, let alone
> using advanced features.
True, but the GUI WP world depends on being newbie-friendly (and
therefore apparently user-friendly), so it's easy to start doing
stuff but hard to do complex orderly stuff.
Brendan Halpin, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, Ireland
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