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Latex

Tealk

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Hi

I wanted to ask if any of you have ever worked with latex?
Current carpenter I my pen and paper rulebook with it.
 

Tealk

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Actually, it's just a general interest to see if that's used.

Currently I use this for my pen and paper rulebook, only tables are not really nice to implement.
 

Tealk

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To structure texts, similar to Word only in one script language.
Therefore you can export it to all possible formats.

Here's an example:
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Can you ask your questions more explicitly? I don't know what you're referring to.
I think he may be asking as to what LaTex is, how do you use it and what would an end-result using it look like. That's my guess anyway.
 

Mathematical

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I've actually gotten into LaTex recently and I quite like it. While my documents are just the default, plain ones, I certainly enjoyed learning and working with it. I find it much better to use for essays and project-related documents instead of LibreOffice Writer. Yeah sure, I may have to go into a command-line, type out all of the markup-commands, compile it, but that doesn't bother me as the terminal is literally my house anyway. It may also be a bit slower to work with too, as again, you need to compile the document and all that, but either way, the end result is worth it.

Sometimes, it can be a bit of a nightmare to compile the document, but I usually just restart it if I can't seem to fix my issue. Then there's no issues after I restart work on the document for some reason.

I suggest if you haven't, that you learn LaTex, especially if you intend on working in a science-related field - Computer-Science included. LaTex can truly output some well, neatly formatted documents ripe for reading through.
 

Mathematical

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What program do you use for this? I have tested a few and find TeXstudio is the best.
You can have a look at it.

When you get used to it it goes just as fast as word and co
I use either GNU Nano or EMACS. I do recall using TexStudio at one point but I couldn't seem to get it working. Perhaps I wasn't getting something right when setting it up. Now that you've reminded me about it, I may actually give it another shot seeing as I've actually learned a bit of LaTex now.

I'm still doing my best to settle into LaTex at the moment, because of course as with everyone else on Earth, I'm more used to Word/LibreOffice Writer.
 

Tealk

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it is of course not necessary to use such a program, but it also shows you errors, so you would not have to start from scratch but could only take care of them.

I find latex offers a much better surface than Word/LibreOffice Writer and co. Especially if you create similar documents often, they all look identical and that makes a very professional impression.
 

Mathematical

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Tealk said:
it is of course not necessary to use such a program, but it also shows you errors, so you would not have to start from scratch but could only take care of them
Now, I definitely need it. As I said, I do experience quite a lot of errors once I've done a lot of work on a document, only to then start from scratch because I cannot fix any of my issues. But as I said, the end result is always worth it, even after a lot of torture trying to resolve a very small issue that prevents the document from being compiled.
 
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