[texworks] new snapshots

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 17:18:16 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at me.com> wrote:
> Le 24 sept. 08 à 16:04, Jonathan Kew a écrit :
>> I have just posted new Mac and Windows snapshots from svn rev.167. This
>> build includes configurable syntax-coloring, as well as a new "auto-indent"
>> option in the editor (thanks for the suggestion, Will; don't worry, it's not
>> turned on by default, Bruno!).
> Thanks! I am currently working on a grant report in Word (alas...), and that
> means fighting most of the day against Word's stubbornness into selecting
> whole words and adjoining punctuation when I'm trying to select just a few
> characters to edit them only, turning in-text fractions (like 1/2) into
> small fractions, etc.

Some people are ready to do everything for the money. The most
desperate are even ready to use M$W :-)

Does your granting agency accept pdf?

> Eventually I had to give up and converted (which of course meant a fair
> share of manual adjustments) the report to OpenOffice[*] and Pages so that I
> can actually work on it (using BootCamp to boot in Vista and use the Windows
> version of Word 2007, more powerful than the Mac version of Word 2008,
> helped a bit but not that much). Unfortunately, this also means that I'll
> have eventually to convert back to Word before sending my contribution back
> to the grant coordinator.
> I've nothing against auto-indent in itself (which is pretty convenient most
> of the time), but because of such Word experiences, and similar past
> experiences with Alpha, talks of automatic formatting feels to me like
> waving a red flag.
> Bruno
> [*] At last the just released 3.0rc2 Mac Aqua version seems stable and
> convenient enough for daily use.

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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