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You can find a comparison between packages for commutative diagrams in a very nice paper by Gabriel Vicente Feruglio on TUGboat, issued in 1994. According to the bibliography, the first available package (besides using directly picture mode) was the one by John Reynolds, diagmac.sty issued in 1987 and still available as diagmac2 (some patches were ...


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I will try to give a clear answer as many answers here point out interesting things but I don't find them clear enough or not answering the actual question. What are major improvements of LaTeX or associated tools which fix some disadvantages LaTeX might have had in comparison to Word some years ago? Speed: Compilation got much faster thanks to faster ...


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The improvements to LaTeX since the year 2000 for me is the LaTeX editors are much more sophisticated today and I do believe that we have a wider choice of editors. Also, thanks to the generous people who have created instructional videos and shared them on YouTube, and to websites like this one, the learning curve has diminished. I agree with the post ...


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The question specifically asks for improvements made after 2000, but framing things that way makes it hard to point out the basic benefit of LaTex, one that hasn't changed since it was created nor is MS Word ever likely to 'catch up': LaTex is for writing code, Word is for writing (mostly) inactive text. Having read so many competent and technical answers, ...



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