[tex-live] rotating column content of a two-column document

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 11:22:40 CEST 2015

Well, each user is a parasite of operating system developer...

If someones topic is chemical thermodynamics, his main activity is
carrying out physico-chemical experiment yet he/she wishes to write
documents with nice math, then such a user simply does not have enough
time do delve into 800+ pages of PostScript Reference Manual and 800+
pages of PDF manual and manuals of dvips, pdftex, (x)dvipdfm(x). And
physico-chemical journals accept LaTeX, not plain TeX.
Zdeněk Wagner

2015-06-21 10:45 GMT+02:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> Joseph Wright wrote:
>> Or more likely for most people, they decide TeX can't do what they want
>> for a reasonable effort and use some other tool.
> If you wrote "for some people", Joseph, I would agree with you; but to
> suggest that /most/ people are unwilling to learn, and simply want to
> behave as parasites, using the work of others without investing any
> intellectual input of their own in return, is at best an gross
> overstatement and at worse downright offensive.  In my experience, most
> people are more than willing to invest some intellectual input if, at
> the end of the exercise, they believe they will thereby gain skills that
> they will then be able to re-apply in other contexts and thus become
> less dependent on the work of others in the future.
> Suggestion :  ask Karl to create a "TeX-philosophy" list and moves this
> discussion there.
> ** Phil.

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