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I'm Canadian and I like LaTeX, eh

Postby VivianU » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:51 pm


I first found out about LaTeX a couple of years ago. I can't remember how, but it was perfect timing. I despised the new MS Word even more than all the old ones, and had found OO Writer and WordPerfect inadequate at index creation (I'm a freelance Indexer). I saw LaTeX as a great alternative to word processing software. I liked the option to focus mainly on content rather than having to decide on fonts and image placement. And because I'm a nerd, I was willing to spend hours debugging my first creations and hunting around on the Internet to find out how to do what I wanted to do.

I made my resume in LaTeX. Actually, I'm having a minor layout issue with it, and that's what made me decide to finally join this forum. I need to ask a question. I thought I may as well introduce myself while I'm at it.

I used to work as a computer programmer, back in the days of COBOL. So it's funny that I never came across LaTeX earlier.

One of my favourite LaTeX packages is "booktabs." It makes very nice tables. I discovered it while working on a document with a bunch of tables in it and going through hell trying to keep them from looking awful. Booktabs saved my bacon.

That's all I can think of at the moment.

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:43 am

Welcome to the forum.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:39 pm

Hi Vivian,

welcome to the forum!

Indexing is an art and a science. Greetings to Canada!

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Postby VivianU » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:40 pm

Thanks Johannes and Stefan. Stefan: you know about indexing! That's refreshing. I'm constantly having to explain what it is. :D

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