[tex-live] texworks in TL 2010

Andreas Hirsch nishni_nowgorod at gaponline.de
Sat Nov 13 08:51:01 CET 2010

quoting Reinhard Kotucha, [13.11.2010 06:11 +0100]:
> On 12 November 2010 Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
>  > > Tools that do not work out of the box for the average new user
>  > > gives the user a bad experience
>  > 
>  > I sympathise. But I try to solve such configuration issues at my end
>  > with an installer script which configures everything in such a way
>  > TeX and add-ons are really usable out of the box for `my' target
>  > users.
> You're mentioning add-ons, hence another thing comes to my mind.
> TeXworks supports templates.  There is a menu entry
>   File => New from template...
> I think that this is an invaluable feature for LaTeX teachers.
> BTW, I'm wondering why everybody thinks that the default engine should
> be pdflatex.  Is there any good reason why newcomers should be
> bothered with antique 8-bit font encodings?

For me, this is owed to my own knowledge. Maybe LaTeX-teachers first
have to migrate oneselves. But it will cause an amount of time to reach
a point that I'm able to teach the new system as good as LaTeX.


'Computer power is a supplement
for brain power - not a substitute.'
		(free after Ben Munk)

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