[Blindmath] Press Release: MathType 6.5 for Windows is available

Neil Soiffer Neils at dessci.com
Thu Dec 4 14:29:44 CST 2008


I agree learning TeX is useful, if for no other reason, you're going to
encounter it despite your best efforts :-)

I learned TeX long ago and used it for over a decade, but I switched to
using WYSIWYG editors ten years ago or so and have never looked back.  On
the few occasions where I've had to write TeX, I'm reminded why I switched.
The constant  "write, compile, fix (once or twice or ...), view" loop is
just wasted time.  Maybe I'm a sloppier typist than others, but I find the
instant feedback provided by WYSIWYG to be a real time saver.

Neil Soiffer
Senior Scientist
Design Science, Inc.
www.dessci.com
~ Makers of Equation Editor, MathType, MathPlayer and MathFlow ~


On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:25 AM, Jason White <jason at jasonjgw.net> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 07:52:22AM +0000, P. R. Stanley wrote:
> > Okay, logical layout. In any case, Jason, it's a far simpler and yet
> > effective option in the long run, wouldn't you agree?
>
> Yes, in the long run, it's well worth the investment, which is why I gave
> up
> on word processors a decade ago so as to use LaTeX instead. Several
> well-written articles have been published explaining why word processors,
> and
> the wysiwyg approach they embody, are often inadequate compared with
> logical
> markup and typesetting systems such as TeX/LaTeX.
> > That's what I'm trying to get across here. I can understand some
> > people's reluctance to learn what is not that dissimilar to a
> > programming language. however, it's efort worth the time and energy. In
> > fact, it's probably less troublesome than learning how these fancy maths
> > editors work.
>
> It is also true that TeX and LaTeX are likely to be around long after
> today's
> fancy editors have been consigned to history.
>
>
>
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