[svlug] Adobe Framemaker and Linux

James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.us
Sun Mar 6 18:35:01 PST 2005


On Sun, 2005-03-06 at 18:22, J. Paul Reed wrote:
> On 21 Feb 2005 at 12:43:00, Stephen R. Savitzky arranged the bits on my disk to say:
> 
> > It's not WYSIWYG, but people with lots of math to typeset seem to prefer
> > it.  (One datapoint is a coworker, a confirmed Mac user, who picked LaTeX
> > over Framemaker for a 600-page book on pattern recognition.)
> 
> The other nice thing about (La)TeX, especially in a publishing/scientific
> formula context, is that you can put the text under version control... so
> things like |cvs diff| actually work, and will be useful.
> 
> I would think mathematician would find that important. 
> 
> Later,
> Paul
> --
> President
> Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group
preed at svlug.org

One that I here touted a lot in some of the user groups I'm in is
Scribus.  Seems there are some Physics and Math PHD candidate types who
like it.  Personally I don't have the need for either one.

James

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