re: Let's find something better than LaTeX VIEW POST


For professional printing, LaTeX is the best you can get. As an alternative, I use Typora, where you can format very well with CSS. For elaborations, documentations it is ideal; especially since numerous output formats are available. But at Typora I realized that Markdown is not really a substitute for LaTeX; it would be better if the developers of the program had taken HTML, which is simply more complete. One would then only have to use the LaTeX algorithms somehow, in order to get HTML + CSS professional text set. But then mathematical formulas would be problematic, because here HTML or MathML would be much too unwieldy again; therefore, I think the best thing would be a completely new markup language with LaTeX-like syntax, but similar to HTML formatable by CSS; and in the background the nice TeX-Algorthimen, controllable via CSS commands and certain structural elements to professional print set


I wonder why people keep saying that

For professional printing, LaTeX is the best you can get.

Is there some professional publisher/printer that can confirm that, indeed, anybody is still using LaTeX. From the people I talked to I heard that Adobe GUI Products are pretty much the standard. If you want to talk OSS you might consider Scribus. Any other experience from anybody?


I meant more related to private users: seminar papers, Bachelore Thesis etc; most of them work here with Word, or just LaTeX. At the latest with elaborate source work or many mathematical illustrations LaTeX is simply unbeatable.
Of course there are still commercial variants here; I do not know if Adobe has a product, which is especially for scientific work.

Scribus is more for magazines, things like that; and not for scientific publications.

As I said, I can only recommend Typora because you can even directly enter LaTeX math formulas or HTML; the PDF output is acceptable if you refine something;

But as I said, a real alternative for home users I do not see when it comes to scientific work.
Companies / publishers use different software depending on their focus.

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