[NTG-context] Re: Context, Latex, or an XML for acaddemic writing?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue May 17 22:07:16 CEST 2005


David Waller wrote:
> Just to add a slightly different flavour, I have been using PdfLatex
> for several years to produce technical manuals for various pieces of
> software, which have included a lot of graphics and tables.
> I have recently changed to ConText mainly because it is far easier to
> set up how you want the text to be displayed and you don't need to
> include lots of additional packages which often have side effects with
> each other and need to be included in the correct order.
> I have also found it very easy to modify Latex input to Context input
> and particularly like the separation possible with graphics (whereby
> you can have a separate file that points to the graphics file and not
> have to embed the file name in the middle of the document)
> 
> It would be nice if this list could produce some "good" layouts for
> others to use to provide us all with some defaults and a starting
> point rather than everyone reinventing the wheel.

well, one approach to this is that some folks on the list provide

   'i want this, what is the best way'

kind of questions and collect the answers in a manual / style

Hans


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