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    Latex editor

    I saw in Fedora Magazine that there is a beginner level class coming up on the Latex editor. I am hoping someone can tell me what the Laxtex editor is preferred for in the world of Fedora.

    I am wondering if this is the preferred editor for writing documents in the Fedora Project Wiki, or Fedora Magazine.
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    Re: Latex editor

    I am sure there is not a single preferred editor.

    I use Texmaker. It is a compact editor that also has an uncomplicated interface.

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    Re: Latex editor

    I just use vi, but the book "LATEX User's Guide and Reference Manual" by Leslie Lamport tells me what to do.

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    Re: Latex editor

    LaTeX is mainly used for creating and managing complex documents, such as academic papers and technical/scientific/mathematical documents. It gives almost infinite control over arrangement and appearance. It is also quite difficult to learn and use, much more so to master.

    Comparing LaTeX to a normal text editor is like comparing Adobe Photoshop to Paint.

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    Re: Latex editor

    Thank you all for your help. From what you've told me Latex does not seem to be required for the various Fedora project items. I write lots of documents, but so far nothing that LibriOffice can't handle; so I think I will skip studying Latex for now. My curiosity was based on the fact that I am thinking about getting involved with a Fedora Project group or two where documentation is the main effort. The problem I ran into was that the groups don't say much in their wiki pages about what editors they prefer to have used, but I saw some things that I took as clues that the documents may need at least to be saved in a special file format.
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    Re: Latex editor

    Documentation for Fedora is written with asciidoc. Run asticiidoctor which is the tool that converts asciidoc to the target format.
    You are better off, for smaller documentation projects to use LibreOffice. Collaborative documentation writing/editing and proofreading etc is better with LO. For final web or book output with many authors, asciidoc is ok.
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    Re: Latex editor

    Emacs + AUCTeX is the way to go.
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