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vs. Wiki, LaTeX

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on April 28, 2004 05:17 PM

Just a note, it looks like APT is similar in concept to the format(s) used by Wikis.p>

Also, why would anyone not like LaTeX documents? The only reasons I can come up with are:

  1. If the document is distributed in<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.dvi form, instead of PDF.

  2. If the LaTeX document is using the the default fonts. (I think LaTeX's default fonts look really ugly on the screen, but they look fine printed out.)

  3. If the user used LaTeX's default underlining (which is also really ugly, IMHO).

With the exception of #2 and #3 (which are easily fixed with the right packages), LaTeX's default theme isn't bad at all, just a little plain. (MS-Word, on the other hand, is also plain but not as pretty.) And anyway, if you've customized the layout, there should be no way to tell that LaTeX was ever used in the document's creation.


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