[Tugindia] Latex... some doubts ...

Nikhil Joshi tugindia@tug.org
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 13:58:50 +0530 (IST)


I'm new member of this list.

I recently submitted my proj synopsis, over which the examiner was not at 
all impressed (spacing,indentation,et al...)

We had done the thing in Microsoft Word format ( I used Star Office while 
my colleagues Microsoft Office )

I researched a little and found out that groff and Latex are great doc
formatting (typesetting ?) tools. Also I discovered that mostly Latex is
preferred over groff. Now I've learnt Latex a little. However the pdf file
I create (with the help of dvips and ps2pdf) looks very crappy in acrobat
reader. Ghostview however displays the thing quite well. Is this normal?

Most probably we would print the project on a Windows machine ( i guess
very few DTP vendors have Linux as of yet :( ). One of my friends told me
that pdf files do not print quite well as compared with Microsoft Word
files. Is this correct?  I'm in a fix. I'm beginning to like Latex. But at
the same time I would not like to face problems with the printing and

Has anyone made his/her synopsis/report/article in Latex ? Is there any
other good doc formatting system?  Please guide