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

On Wednesday 04 February 2004 03:24 pm, Jan Lühr wrote:
> Greetings,
> 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
> yanosz

My question would be, if he has an iBook, does it also have X11 installed? 
Otherwise, it should have a more Mac-native app than LyX, which requires X11 
to run on Mac OSX.