[texhax] toc and pdfTeX

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 22:27:20 CET 2008

Robert Wilson said the following at 02/08/2008 11:36 AM :
> Do you mind if I ask why you aren't using LaTeX? I'm new to LaTeX and have
> never used TeX, but in the former, you would just use \tableofcontents. I'm
> curious as to what advantages TeX has over LaTeX.

The short answer is that I find LaTeX far too constricting for most kinds
of work.

I do occasionally use LaTeX, but I always find that I end up: 1) having to
look up loads of things (probably mostly because I use LaTeX so rarely); 2)
getting frustrated because I keep wanting to change defaults. I generally
use LaTeX when I have to do deal with lots of floats (mostly tables and
figures); otherwise I find plain TeX far easier to deal with.

This is the first time I've had to put a TOC in a book for which I've used
TeX, though.


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