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

Simon Spiegel simon at
Fri Oct 13 08:43:40 CEST 2006

On 13.10.2006, at 00:33, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> Simon Spiegel wrote:
>> I never said that the current state is the end of the line, nor  
>> did I say that you aren't entitled to discuss these things. I just  
>> happen to disagree with you in what makes LaTeX unattractive to  
>> many people and with the way you compare LaTeX (or LaTeX light)  
>> with Word.
> You read a lot in what I am writing that isn't there, the latest  
> example beting that other than saying "could be learned as fast as,  
> say, MS word"—which I promptly recognized was an ill-chosen  
> example, I made no comparison and implied nothing more about MS Word.

It's probably true that I got sidetracked by your Word comparison,  
but then I must confess I don't understand what this LaTeX light is  
supposed to do.

Simon Spiegel
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