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 Re: ideal future document processing Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]> Wed, 25 Jun 1997 14:45:20 +0100 text/plain (18 lines) Michel Lavaud Orleans 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. um, speak for yourself. I have tried to train myself *not* to write articles simply as a mimic of how i used to write by hand. on the contrary, when i write by hand these days i put in generic markup' i must admit i am puzzled to follow this discussion on the _LaTeX_ list. surely people here are by definition believers in uncluttered structured markup? i can appreciate the Knuth approach of writing as typesetting, but if i was going to do it, i wouldnt use LaTeX Sebastian `