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I am not a big fan of the TeX logo (LaTeX and friends actually took the cue from the original TeX logo see this question; How to write (La)TeX (with parentheses) [or any other TeX-related logo]). However, I don't see the that Bringhurst's criticism applies to TeX on this matter. First of all, this is hardly ever a typographical decision. It's not like word ...


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Like with TeX, LaTeX has both a logo (that was designed to be usable in running text, ie noticeable but not using special glyphs only special positioning) as well as a textual representation that has no lowered or raised characters. For LaTeX this is "LaTeX". Thus when referring to the LaTeX software one should either use the logo or use the textual ...


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If you've taken on the task of reading manuals of certain products or software, you will see that is common to highlight in the text logo of the manufacturer or brand of the software, so that in a way is a common practice in the small fiefdom of the manuals. Beyond that it's not something you see everywhere. Nor all who use LaTeX we emphasized it at every ...


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The almighty Knuth once said in the good book: [...] it's important to notice another thing about TeX's name: The E is out of kilter. This displaced E is a reminder that TeX is about typesetting, and it distinguishes TeX from other system names. In fact, TEX (pronounced tecks) is the admirable Text EXecutive processor developed by Honeywell Information ...


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My preference has always been to use \LaTeX simply because I think it does set the software apart (like a logo) and call attention to it. More than two or three times in a document would be tedious. Perhaps Bringhurst has a point, but I simply like setting it apart because I love and admire LaTeX and its abilities and hope it will grab the attention of the ...


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Take a look to Appunti di programmazione in TeX e LaTeX (2009, seconda edizione) by egreg


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A new alternative is Patoline, which is still in an early development stage but the goal is to be a modern digital typesetting system. As for the LaTeX compatibility one can describe the Patoline compiler as Obviously, a related (but much smaller) project is the Patoline compiler, which compiles a mixed Wiki/LaTeX/Ocaml syntax into a variety of output ...


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Scientific Word can be another alternative software for scientists: http://www.mackichan.com/index.html?products/sw.html~mainFrame


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I restored .tex documents from 20 years past, without problems. But i wasn't that adventurous then, so it isn't an issue. But it may be an issue in future. I used to do the stuff using an ancient version of The Semware Editor under OS/2's Emtex environment. I now use WinEdt 6.0 /LiveTex under Windows 2000. TeX and LaTeX already do deal with multiple ...


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An option is to use a Virtual PC to insure the same exact environment is kept for future use. Download VBox (free). Create a Virtual PC, install Linux (or windows) but I'd go with Linux since it is free and easier to work with for Latex, and install the tex distribution which you used/ are using and anything else needed to generate those documents with. ...


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That is indeed a functionality that the LaTeXing package offers, thanks to @RandyLai's Sublime Text package Enhanced-R (or its refactoring R-Box) as per this bit of LaTeXing's documentation. The default key binding, which works for me, is command/ctrl + b, depending on whether you have an Apple keyboard or not. I assume you have the requisite ST packages ...



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