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 Sender: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]> From: Robin Fairbairns <[log in to unmask]> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 1997 12:54:10 +0100 In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 21 Jun 1997 12:42:20 -0000." <[log in to unmask]> Reply-To: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]> Parts/Attachments: text/plain (24 lines) Michel Lavaud writes: > The structure of the document in its first stages is indicated > with punctuation marks, and typesetting indications such as > \smallskip, \hspace{2cm}, \bf or whatever extend the set of > punctuation marks available, and provide a convenient visual way > to refine the structure. This mimicks exactly what one does when > writing an article by hand. This is a wind-up, right? Or do people _really_ do this sort of thing? The structure of a document is (for me) indicated in its first stages by the text, pure and simple, together with whatever fundamental layout is defined for the class of document I'm writing. I find it easier to concentrate on what I'm writing, that way. As a final stage, I may tweak things with explicit layout instructions, but *never* at the start. This process is called "editing". I do quite a lot of that for things I've not myself written, too ;-) R