[texhax] Do any college courses exist in TeX?
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Tue Jun 23 10:54:02 CEST 2015
Am Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:39:06 +0200 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:
> On 2015-06-23 at 14:04:09 +1200, Alan Litchfield wrote:
> > Assuming you are using Windows, if you install MiKTeX you will find
> > all the commands and packages you need are already organised for
> > you,
> What's missing in TeX Live?
Nothing (apart from some documentation and some not-so-free
> AFAIK MiKTeX installs all these packages
> in dribs and drabs while TeX Live runs out-of-the-box immediately.
Miktex runs out-of-box too. And while you can install at first only
a basic system and then rely on on-the-fly installation you don't
need to do it.
> > and if you use an interface/editor like WinEDT you will find that
> > most common functions are represented as buttons to click on.
> I doubt that buttons are helpful at all
It can be quite handy to be able to click on the graphic of an arrow
and get "\leftrightsquigarrow" inserted in your code -- much faster
than skimming through the symbol list. And while I start most
compilation steps with keyboard shortcuts I use buttons for
makeindex and other things I don't need very often.
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