>> 3) If the document really should be printed the way it is intended to be, I
>> only found MS Office to do the job correctly. This is often the case with
>Only TeX does the job correctly.
Ah sure, I can't agree more to it :-). But the situation here at work
is that, roughly, the PhD students (I'm one of them) and the scientific staff
use LaTeX, and the undergraduate students use Word. Sometimes students send
us stuff in Word and we need to read it and/or print it. Unfortunately, Word
is proclaimed the 'standard' here, so we can't force them to use software
that is well suited for the job. Besides, we think they should make the
decision for themselves; and some of them do use LaTeX.
Quote:>I had a situation once where I was forced to use Word (at school; a
>document was due in 15 minutes). It was a fairly simple document, but
Yes, me too... for a conference it was required to send in an abstract in
Word. Horrible. Two pictures included. PostScript is our standard here
because it is so easy to scale without loss of quality. "We can't see your
pictures. Can you please convert them?" "If you have a PostScript printer,
you don't need to worry, it will be printed even if you don't see them
on screen" "We don't know what PostScript is" "Ah, well, OK, I'll convert
them to gifs". So I spent some hours converting Postscript pictures into
reasonable gifs, and put them correctly in the document, which became x times
larger and the quality was much worse... I learned that I should have sent in
Quote:>Trying to input formulas into Word was one of the most painful
>experiences of my life.
I never dared too, and hear the most scaring stories about it...
like numbering would be not automatically... one of my colleagues even
changed mathematical symbols in a manuscript because some journal had
rewritten his paper in Word, which cannot do all fancy math stuff that was
used in the manuscript.