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Re: (Newbie) How to turn AutoFill-mode on/off

From: ken
Subject: Re: (Newbie) How to turn AutoFill-mode on/off
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 13:51:35 -0500 (EST)


Thanks for the introduction.  :)  

Years ago I gave LaTeX a fair try-- much more than a half hour-- and
came away from it quite unsatisfied.  To my way of thinking, html is
more intuitive and much easier to write in as well as to read.  
Moreover, html is the lingua franca of the web and docs so formatted
drop into it without modification and without need for a plug-in;
correct me if I'm mistaken, but LaTex docs don't.

Of course LaTeX has its place.  If I were involved in high-end 
typesetting, I'd definitely revisit it.  But its not the only tool 
available for formatting documents and not necessarily always the best 
for every job.

Thanks for the input,

AMD crashes?  See

Kai Großjohann at 16:06 (UTC+0100) on Sun, 24 Nov 2002 said:

= ken <> writes:
= > ... and that, according to Heidegger, "every metaphysical thought is
= > ontological or it is nothing at all."<fn>(Holzwege, p. 206)</fn>
= That's a good approach to the problem.  But with LaTeX, it's even
= easier.  You write this;
=     and that, according to Heidegger, ``every metaphysical though is
=     ontological or it is nothing at all.''\footnote{Holzwege, p.\ 206}
= And then LaTeX will create a footnote for you and number it and all
= that stuff.  Note that, for completeness, I've also included the
= strange backslash after the `p.' which tells LaTeX that this dot is
= not a sentence-end period.  There are a couple of commands like this
= that you need to learn, but there is a 20 page document that explains
= about these things and you can read that in half an hour or so.
= As another example, you write
=     \section{Introduction}
=     \label{sec:intro}
=     ...some text...
= And then elsewhere you can refer to this section, like so:
=     As we already mentioned in section \ref{sec:intro}, ...
= You can see that LaTeX does those things which you wanted to write
= Lisp for.  So why bother writing Lisp!
= kai

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