[texhax] URGENT: Will Pay for Written Style File

Sharon Baker sharon_baker at asu.edu
Fri Apr 10 01:05:59 CEST 2009

I contacted a student in the math department to find out if any graduates in
the math department had successfully used LaTeX and had a valid style file
and he is in my same boat along with his colleagues.  They are trying to use
LaTeX for their dissertations.  They are now waiting for format approval
from the Graduate College.... but he is not sure their style file is right.
This goes to show that ASU's ignorance about LaTeX is stifling its own

About checking with someone from the design college, I'm not sure I

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> 2009/4/8, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com>:
> >  Looking at it, it's kind of hard to take seriously given that it
> >  includes bad links like:
> Of course you can't take this seriously.
> ASU is (IMHO) a company with 3000 employes and a budget of 500 Million
> US$, serving 67000 students. The main work these 70000 people do is
> writing texts (homework, articles, thesis, books, ...).
> And this company doesn't care about the tools these people use for
> that, since
> - the format manual is written in Illustrator(!) with Helvetica.
>  Obviously no money is spend for CI. And the College of Design is
>  either run by idiots ("reputedly rigorous and highly ranked") or has
>  been ignored
> - it seems no money is spend supporting the tools used mostly in the
>  university (be it Word, OO or LaTeX). I expect a company as this to
>  have at least a dozen full time (La)TeX supporters and at least one
>  full time (La)TeX programmer.
> Btw: I count three Colleges of Teacher Education and Leadership and
> one School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the wikipedia
> article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_State_University). I
> shudder when I think what these graduates learn about text writing
> tools.
> Sorry for the rant.
> Sharon, please check this manual with someone from the Design college.
> Best
>    Martin
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