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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:12:34 -0400

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  > > When I write a pamphlet using Libre Office, I need to see how it
  > > will appear on the page.  I need to see where line breaks and paragraph
  > > breaks appear.
  > >
  > > I want Emacs to be able to do tect processing that way.
  > When you say page, you mean a printed page on paper?

Of course.  A pamphlet is for handing out.

  > Can't that be helped with some of live preview options for a pdf or ps
  > or latex format? Auctex maybe? Or maybe some of org -> pdf/ps + DocView?

It would probably take half a minute each time.  I am sure you
understand the advantage of WYSIWYG.  Especially when the text needs
to fit in a limited space.

This is not an issue for longer documents, since it doesn't crucially matter
where the page breaks are in those.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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