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adroit



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I must proclaim my love for LaTeX. I started using it just last just a couple of days ago. It is a beautiful typesetting program. What I love about it most is that I don't need to worry about the typesetting, but rather the content. As beautiful as it is, it is hard as hell to use. God. Yes, chapters, table of content, titles, and content is easy to code, but when it comes to graphics and things of that sort, I have no idea how to use it. Also, II kind of dislike that fact that packages are needed for some things, and the names of the packages are hard to remember. Otherwise, I simply love LaTex. I just thought that I'd let you know. Do you feel that LaTeX can entirely replace a word processor, such as OpenOffice or Microsoft Office Word?

With that in mind, do you guys feel that LaTeX can be used instead of regular text files for documenting? Would it be better for a simple or large project? Or would PDF files be too ambitious for such simple projects?

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Post 07 Dec 2011, 21:54
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adroit



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Oh, while we are at this, which is better for documentation: plain txt or pdf?[redundant]
Post 07 Dec 2011, 22:00
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Tyler



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Doxygen, which can generate LaTeX documentation, or some other in-code documentation is inherently better than both, because it is easier to maintain and can generate both.
Post 07 Dec 2011, 23:44
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ctl3d32



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Graphics in Latex can be easily done using http://ipe7.sourceforge.net/
Post 08 Dec 2011, 01:42
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typedef



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typedef
lol, i thought "latex"
Post 08 Dec 2011, 04:14
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TmX



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>> Do you feel that LaTeX can entirely replace a word processor, such as OpenOffice or Microsoft Office Word?

Hmm not really sure about that. If I want something MS Word-ish for LaTeX, I just use Lyx
Post 08 Dec 2011, 17:02
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JohnFound



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Lyx looks good but Lyx + MiKTex are almost 900Mb installed Sad
Post 09 Dec 2011, 08:10
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TmX



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JohnFound wrote:
Lyx looks good but Lyx + MiKTex are almost 900Mb installed Sad


Well if LaTeX is too big for you, maybe you'd like to try Halibut.

It's quite easy to built on Windows.
Post 09 Dec 2011, 15:02
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adroit



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Tyler
Doxygen. I've seen it around but never actually tried it out. I'll check it out when I get some time.

ctl3d32
Yay! Thanks man! No more stress with bitmaps. [SmartDraw too]

typedef
typedef wrote:
lol, i thought "latex"
lol Those are great too! Else... [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWTeJ0LlD3E][/url]

TmX
Agreed. After thinking about it, word processor offer GUI with I think is much better for the "common person."

That's a hell of a size! LaTex is over 1GB.
Lyx looks good and all but the size is too much. Nonetheless, I'll give it a try. Halibut; I have to check that out too. And before using a WYSIWYG, I want to understand TeX/LaTex first. Thanks guys.

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