Re: document production options

Subject: Re: document production options
From: "Sebastian Rahtz" <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 19:38:44 +0100 (BST)
Francis Norton writes:
 > Um. Maybe I'm being irrational in not having looked at TeX more closely.
 > I think of Tex as being rather oriented towards the production of
 > academic publications.

perhaps you should define the difference between "academic" and other

 >  Would it be suitable for creating dynamically
 > populated PDF documents on the fly, for client or server side printing?

Properly set up, yes. It could be regarded as too big a program
for the problem, and possibly not fast enough. 

 > Are there people using it for this kind of application? 
probably. but I can not think of one to point you at

 > Any graphical tools for generating the raw TeX files for merging data into?
not really. you just use "vi" :-}


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