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Re: [seul-edu] Formula Editor for handicaped High-School student.


Am Mittwoch, 4. Februar 2004 19:55 schrieb Gary Dunn:
> On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 16:52:30 +0100

> > Is it, WYSIWYG?
> Not exactly, and the authors take pride in that.
> LaTeX is very good at determining page layout with nothing more than the
> raw text and a few directives. This task is processor intensive, but the
> beauty of it is that is does all the dirty work for you. It's like sending
> a publisher a rough typed manuscript and getting back the typeset book.

I know tex. ;)

> LyX provides an intermediate view. It uses a GUI, text is in nice fonts,
> but you don't position text yourself, and the presentation is simplified.
> From the Tutorial:

> Personally, I wish students were taught to use LyX and LaTeX instead of
> Microsoft Word or the open-source alternatives such as Open Office for
> work that involves printing of presentation text. At the same time, I
> think that the bulk of classwork and homework should be done the same way
> we communicate here, using simple text messages. The emphasis should be on
> communication, on content, rather than format rules. Harder to grade, more
> subjective, but that should be the goal.

Yeap, I agree, but the point is, that he is the only one with a laptop. Thus 
his work should be compareable with the other's - espescially in tests.
WYGIWM editors has the disadavantage of requierung a higher level of 
abstraction. Even the OpenOffice formula-editor requires to enter the 
commands and style instruction like a commandling. But I'm looking for a real 
WYSWYG editor, which "emulate" a sheet.

Keep smiling