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  • I prefer using something like DocBook or LaTeX for making presentation-quality printable documents.

    From what I can tell, TeX is exactly what I want for just about everything I could ever possibly deal with. The problem is that it seems to have a rather tough learning curve -- especially since what I want to do with it isn't the typical case of writing up scientific papers. I mainly want to do multilingual stuff, mostly Latin-script with unusual accents. But when last I said "Alright, I'm learning TeX t

    • I had some success using MikTeX, which is just a port of the command-line tools (i.e. no GUIs). I used DVIWin for previewing & printing on my non-PS printer. That was all quite a while ago, though, so things may well have changed since then.

      I think it's worth persevering with (La)TeX: once you've got to grips with it, it's quite easy to use and very flexible, especially if you can reuse someone else's document class files.

      Unfortunately, I'm now in the corporate world of MS Word :-(