[OS X TeX] Configure TeXshop to use ``ANT''?
will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Oct 13 14:15:48 CEST 2006
On Oct 13, 2006, at 7:39 AM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> Browsing through the manual of ant I can't tell what its advantage
> over tex should be,
As I noted previously:
...In particular it has a _way_
cool layout model which supports
multiple over-lapping ``galleys''
which should solve all sorts of
multiple column graphics placement
issues (that's what I'm working on
I got started on it before XeTeX came to Windows, so was interested
in it for its OpenType support as well, though that advantage has
Also, since the implementation language is different it avoids some
of the side effect issues in (La)TeX.
> however, I strongly assume that for people writing mathematics in
> one way or the other tex, latex should be the way to go. I
> personally never had the feeling that latex was too cumbersome and
> hindering my "creativity",
One of the things I'm trying out is typesetting using the ``Bordas''
style of paragraph division and Achim was kind enough to add a
feature in ANT which should help me to implement that.
Can't find an image on-line, but I used this style in:
I puzzled for quite a while trying to get that effect in Plain or
LaTeX w/ a level of automation appropriate to typesetting one of (all
of?) William Morris' novels....
> on the contrary, I love it - including the various packages and tools.
I love (La)TeX as well, but I'm lazy, and tired of struggling w/
TeX's float placement --- ANT looks to have some nice capabilities
along those lines.
senior graphic designer
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