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RE: [seul-edu] Re: perl or......

S. Barret Dolph said:

> How well does Latex work for formatting entire books?

Argggh!  I starting writing a book using KLyX (the KDE front end to Latex).
Forget it.  I hate it.  I'd rather use MS Word (really!).  I've not been
very impressed with any of the word processors I've seen on Linux yet
compared to MS Word.  And I *have* written 200-300 page books in MS Word
without difficulty.  It's actually pretty nice as it sets up your TOC,
Index, footnotes, etc. all very easily and largely automatically.  Not
tooting MS's horn here but just pointing out a big gaping hole that possibly
exists in Linux tools.

I've also offered to write documentation for Linux projects in the past and
quickly lost enthusiasm when I found the best tools for writing DocBook
documents are emacs and vi.  I want a WYSIWYG GUI so I can see what my
readers will see.  Anything else is a waste of time, IMHO.