After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o' wisdom:
>> Personally, I'm learning LaTeX right now.
> Use Kile/LyX. They are top-level abstractions of LaTeX and use the same
> underlying technology. You needn't learn and memorise LaTeX syntax and you
> have the benefit of WYSIWYG-ish, where strict embedment of _structure_ and
> semantic is enforced.
> I have used LyX ( http://lyx.org ) for 4 years and never looked back. Being
> fluent with TeX helps...
I'd rather use LaTeX directly, so I can edit with a good text editor,
instead of a GUI. LyX piles on some extra wrappage that I don't care
It's just a personal preference, though.
I wrote my dissertation with DPS (on a Dec-10) using a line editor whose
name I don't remember, so *.tex files feel comfy.
Maybe I should just write the documents in PostScript. <grin>
I love the smell of code compiling in the morning. It smells like... Freedom.