Re: Layout program or markup language

Subject: Re: Layout program or markup language
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 20:45:24 -0700

"Michele Marques" <mmarques -at- cms400 -dot- com> wrote:

>Unless there have been good WYSIWIG tools developped for TeX,
>the problem for many people is that it is annoying to type and
maintain mark-up codes.

There are a couple of WYSIWYG tools for TeX, all in more or less
constant development.

>Many people find WYSIWIG programs (e.g, Word, WordPerfect,
>PageMaker, FrameMaker, Ventura) easier to work with because
>they see more immediately the effects of their mark-up

Another important reason are tools for revision and document
maintenance. TeX lacks many of these tools,. Those it does have
tend to be less developed than in WYSIWYG

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
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