LaTeX, MS Word, asking questions, LyX (was Re: [OS X TeX] 1/2" margins)

William Adams will.adams at
Thu Oct 12 21:41:52 CEST 2006

On Oct 12, 2006, at 3:12 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> So then, again, why not a "LaTeX light"—and I mean a markup one as  
> there is no obvious incompatibility?

Well, doesn't one get that w/ say by reading lshort and ignoring any  
desire for anything beyond what's shown in it?

I mean fundamentally, one doesn't _need_ to do anything more than:

This is a very simple LaTeX document, in which one need merely  
remember that certain characters have special meanings, so watch out  
for the \$ and \% signs.

But managing one's references, or typing up any complex math quickly  
becomes a pain.

That said, have you looked at any of the _really_ simple ASCII markup  
schemes? Some of them have options for conversion to LaTeX if memory  
serves. Txt2tags for example?


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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