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Re: Towards a WYSIWYG word processing (was: What improvements would be t

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Towards a WYSIWYG word processing (was: What improvements would be truly useful?)
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:09:08 -0500

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  > My bottom line: The style models in MSWord and LibreWord represent
  > years of incremental tweaking to ill-conceived initial  models.  Emacs
  > has an opportunity to start afresh.  If it really is going to pursue
  > WYSIWYG document preparation it should not squander that opportunity.

I use Libre Office much in the way of themes or styles.  It's fine for
the simple things I want to do.  I can't be the only one who uses it
in a basic way.  That is why I am sure that WYSIWYG word processing in
Emacs, if implemented at the same low level of sophistiation,
will be useful.

That doesn't mean I'm against those customization features.  Quite the
contrary: given a WYSIWYG facility, I'm sure Emacs developers will
work on various kinds of style features and make them good.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
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