Many publishers already rely on authors to do the initial stages of typesetting. I suspect that the percentage of such publications is on the increase, and that the trend will accelerate. At least in mathematics, authors currently work in TeX (and if one is lucky, latex). Authors may well be willing to learn a new system, but only if they are given a good reason to do so. Is there an adequate reason to move away from TeX? If not, then authoring tools should be TeX-based. --Mark -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark Steinberger | http://math.albany.edu:8800/~mark Dept. of Math. & Stat | SUNY at Albany | Albany, NY 12222 | Editor in Chief, New York Journal of Mathematics [log in to unmask] | http://nyjm.albany.edu:8000/nyjm.html --------------------------------------------------------------------------