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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:58:20 +0200

> Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:39:55 +0700
> From: Yuri Khan <address@hidden>
> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, address@hidden, address@hidden, 
>       Drew Adams <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I guess you've never used any of the *Office word processors, because
> > they allow this quite easily: there's a font selection combo on the
> > tool bar, and a size selection combo right next to it.
> 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.

We are not here to force any particular workflows on users.  If they
find such document unmaintainable, they will refrain from doing that.

(FWIW, I have yet to see why applying these attributes makes documents
"unmaintainable", and I write large documents for a living.)

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