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Re: [Groff] troff syntax and useability

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: [Groff] troff syntax and useability
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 00:43:00 -0400
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On Fri, Aug 30, 2002, Rob Scovell wrote:
> In a more humble way, this is what WordPerfect offered to the word 
> processing world with its 'reveal codes' feature.

Yeah, more or less.  But I found the implementation incredibly awkward.
Haven't used WP for years.

> It is a great pity that it languishes behind Word in general 
> popularity. 

I have a magazine editor friend, who's a writer, too.  She knows her
stuff, and swears by WP.

> On this subject, it would be fantastic if FrameMaker could have 
> something like this, perhaps based on MIF. 
> Or even further into the realm of fantasy ... Frame with embeddable 
> troff, with the troff part able to pick up Frame variables. That would 
> be great for generating interesting running heads. 

Why should something like this be fantasy?  It's a terrific idea.

Peter Schaffter
31, Curé-André-Préseault
Appt. 22
Gatineau (Québec)

A confirmed GNU/Linuxer. Sorry, I don't do Windows.

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