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Re: Convert Word/html/pdf/TeX to Postscript
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"Alex Vinokur" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "Igor Pechtchanski" wrote in message Pine.GSO.email@example.com">news:Pine.GSO.firstname.lastname@example.org...
>> TeX->PS: need you ask? LaTeX! :-)
> Perhaps, off-topic:
Most probably, but it is included with Cygwin.
> * What TeX/LaTeX is?
It's a macro language and associated tools used for professional
high-quality typesetting. It's very nice.
> * Why do we need it an additinon to PostScript and PDF,
It's used to /generate/ PS and PDF (as well as other formats).
> * Who uses TeX/LaTeX ? For what?
Me. For letters, scientific and technical writing, documentation,
tutorials; basically any writing more complex than plain text.
(Sometimes I use groff -ms instead though--that's another typesetting
system also available with Cygwin.)
> * TeX vs. LaTeX ?
TeX is the basic program and language primitives. LaTeX is a set of
macros "on top" of TeX which make it simpler, easier and more
convenient to use (i.e. more high level). It's a similar markup (in
concept, not appearance) to DocBook, though it allows far more freedom
and flexibility in terms of fine-tuning and customising the layout.
It's also much more extensible.
Here's one example:
If you unpack it, check ogcalc.tex (the source) and ogcalc.pdf (the
final document). It makes a use of a good range of features, and adds
some custom stuff as the top.
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