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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-23 10:35:27

Matias Capeletto wrote:

>> Here some specific points:
>> 1. Simplicity
>> Some people argues that it's easier to type quickbook I might
>> argue
>> that it's actually opposite. Granted if you use vi XML editing is not
>> fun. But myriads of modern XML editors simplify the process marginally.
>> There several WYSWYG editors producing DocBook (and I don't need to enter
>> markup at all!) and this trend is going to grow. In addition you get
>> immediate format validation and presentation (using assigned stylesheets)
> I have use these tools and they are very good indeed. The same thing
> happens to latex, the LyX project allows you to write almost WYSWYG
> and it is a handy tool to know but if you asked around, almost
> everybody will tell you that they prefer and are far more productive
> writing directly in latex.

Do you have any real data to support your claim? I trust that your
friends prefer latex; but in my experience LyX comes as a clear winner.
I'm not sure this point is important in your reasonable, but wanted
to note that it's weak ;-)
- Volodya

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