Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Fri Aug 7 21:14:44 CEST 2020
On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 18:52 (+0100), Philip Taylor wrote:
> Jim Diamond wrote:
> I think neither of you have not yet stated what I consider to be the
> biggest problem with LaTeX. Namely, for any "default" that some LaTeX
> setup (document style, packages, ...) gives you is not what you want,
> trying to change it can take you down the rabbit-hole of completely
> inscrutable LaTeX code, and trying to change it may be more work than
> if you had learned (plain) TeX in the first place.
> That was the main point that I sought to make in my original post, Jim, when I
> wrote :
> If you are happy to use others' work, then use XeLaTeX, but you will have
> to accept that as a result you will probably (a) never fully understand
> what is going on "under the bonnet", and (b) you may find it difficult (if
> not impossible) to coerce XeLaTeX into doing exactly what you want.
When I read your post, I was thinking it could be construed as "I like
to do it myself, so it is all my design" as opposed to "if you are
happy with how other people have decided your document should look".
Just in case the original poster is still reading :-)
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