[Tugindia] Re: Word problem

S. venkataraman svenkat at ignou.ac.in
Thu Jun 5 11:50:01 CEST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ashis Kumar Mal [mailto:akmal at ece.iitkgp.ernet.in]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 4:00 AM
> To: TUGIndia Mailing List
> Subject: [Tugindia] Re: Word problem
> I feel anyone who wants to migrate from word
> to LaTex, should be helped more generously.
> After all lot of word users use it just because
> the machine has it loaded, and most of them
> are unaware of any TeX. When someone tries to
> switch from word, they should be encouraged by offering
> easy tips as the list usually does. Infact the list
> should inform us the flexibilty of LaTeX so that figures
> drawn in other format can also be ported to LaTeX.
> In fact drawing something in LaTex(pstricks) is a nightmare to me.
I agree with you that people are often forced to use what they 
are given and there is resistance to change.  Regarding drawing figures,
quite a lot can be achieved with Xfig. You can export your drawings to 
latex and e(e)pic formats apart from a plethora of usual formats like
.eps, .png etc. Quite a lot of dvi drivers support eepic specials. 
I heard that Xfig can be installed in Windows also but
I haven't tried it. If there is anybody in the list who has done this 
I would like to have their feedback.
S. Venkataraman.

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