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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: John Yates
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:07:52 -0500

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM, Yuri Khan <address@hidden> wrote:
On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

Yes, and those, along with the <bold> <italic> <underline> buttons,
are a sure way to create an unmaintainable document. It is easy and
predictable at first and is fine if you only need to hack up a quick
page, print it out and not even bother to save it. But when writing
any kind of a long-lived document, direct formatting is a curse.


I have often said that the one way to fix Word is to have all direct
formatting controls hidden by default, and only allow style-based

Again, +100.
Even M$Word for a while has had both paragraph styles and character (arbitrary text range) styles.


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