Eliot Moss moss@cs.umass.edu
Mon Jul 7 20:58:00 GMT 2014

On 7/7/2014 4:41 PM, Arthur Schwarz wrote:
> Are there any TeX WYSIWG editors? In particular, ones that support managing
> changes in a distributed environment (as a minimum)? Changing TeX documents
> seems tedious (without a WYSIWG) if doing it by hand. Wordperfect and
> Microsoft Word hid the font/formatting commands from the user to produce a
> WYSIWG editor, hence the question. Is there support for the same capability
> in the FSF environments for TeX.
> TeX seems to be 36 years old (circa 78 in Knuth's TeX Manual) and it may be
> a good thing to change to a language that contains a more attractive
> interface, allows graphics/pictures, and provides the
> multi-computer/multi-terminal support that TeX has.

Yes, there are things out there.  It's kind of off-topic for the
cygwin list since it has more to do with TeX than cygwin.  Lyx is
one example; there may be others.

However, I have produced book-length works with multiple authors
using TeX (LaTeX actually) as is.  We used a subversion repository
to hold everything.  With some attention to how subversion commit
emails are configured, etc., it was easy to see what others were
doing, and the emerge package of emacs was helpful for going over
and adjusting edits made by others, etc.

For figures we tended to use Adobe Illustrator.

Regards -- Eliot Moss

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