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Newbie Write & Edit (Latex)

On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 11:28:09AM -0400, paul.cour1 at wrote:
> Hello
> In the context of the recent post of
> DTP vs Word processors, I have often wondered
> about Latex. I recall some ole Unix Guy 
> telling me that Latex was the thing.

LaTeX (The "x" is actually the Greek letter "chi", so it's pronounced
"latek") is still around. It's a "typesetting engine" from the pre-WYSIWYG
days, although there are WYSIWYG editors available for it. You can find
LaTeX and LyX (a WYSIWYG front end) in many Linux distros.


> He was talking about writing and formatting 
> White Papers as in an academic environment.
> I have read stuff off of the Web that references
> being written or published with Latex...
> Is Latex still used to some extent? 
> Was Latex a tool, a part of a typical Unix installation?
> Is it available via wide distribution today ???
> I am looking for practical advice, because I will
> now google for the keyword Latex ...
> thanks for any insight.
> paulc
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