[NTG-context] A question for you

Idris Samawi Hamid ishamid at colostate.edu
Sat May 27 04:01:57 CEST 2006

Dear fellow gangsters,

I have a question for you all, recalling an exchange with John Culleton  
last fall:


In your views, what are the strengths and weaknesses of ConTeXt? For  
example, under what circumstances do you prefer to use a word processor  
(Word/OOo), a layout processor (InDesign), or just Plain(e)TeX over  
ConTeXt? (Actually the link above deals with Plain TeX but just in case  
you have anything to add).

In Maps 33-2005 Taco did an article based on our answers to the question,  
"What do you do with ConTeXt"? I would like to see the answers to the  
_opposite_ question:

Which typesetting tasks do you NOT do in ConTeXt, and what do you prefer  
to use for those tasks?

A corallary question:

What typesetting tasks do you find difficult-to-onerous in ConTeXt (even  
in nothing else is available)?

Your insights will be very much appreciated. I for one look forward to the  
day ConTeXt takes over the world!

Take care and all the


Professor Idris Samawi Hamid
Department of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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