[NTG-context] I need some advices/guidelines before start writing my PhD thesis

Peter Münster pmlists at free.fr
Mon Jun 20 19:52:11 CEST 2005

On Fri, 17 Jun 2005, Alexandra Ribeiro wrote:

> At this moment I've to make a choice: continue using Word or start
> learning a new tool, which will probably consume much of my time. So, I'm
> in a dilemma. That's why I'm asking for help.

Another point, that you should perhaps consider when choosing between
something like Word/OOo and LaTeX/ConTeXt:
It's often a great advantage to have plain text files instead of binary
format! With versioning systems such as SVN you can merge changes, you can
process your files with simple scripts, you can use database-backends, you
can make a lot of automatisations and a lot more, that's impossible or
difficult with binary files.
Or just: you would have more control with plain text files!
Cheers, Peter


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