Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Nerdy Word Processing

so i'm diving into the full nerdiness of LaTeX. thus far i am impressed. it means i can write my disseration and not worry about the format. instead of trying to number my figures, schemes, and molecules, i'll just reference them and let it do the numbering. instead of buying a program with mediocre reviews for at least $100 to track my references, BibTeX will keep track of it for me, free. most of all, i won't have to battle word or word perfect to get it to display my images or wait for either to crunch on my 200 page dissertation.

want to play too? i'm using MikTeX, JabRef, Eclipse, and the Eclipse plug-ins TeXclipse and a spell checker.

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