[Maxima] proposal to omit pdf generation of reference manual
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Sun Mar 11 22:22:56 CDT 2007
I'm sure there is a way to encode tags (e.g. maxima source) or html links in
pdf. I don't know how to produce it in TeX, offhand. So you can probably cut
and paste from pdf.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu
> [mailto:maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu] On Behalf Of Stavros Macrakis
> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 6:44 PM
> To: Alasdair McAndrew
> Cc: maxima list
> Subject: Re: [Maxima] proposal to omit pdf generation of
> reference manual
> On 3/11/07, Alasdair McAndrew <amca01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The trouble with both the html and the pdf documents is
> that they display
> > maths as text, and there are no graphics.
> Well, TeX is even worse, isn't it? Can you cut and paste from it?
> With HTML, you can easily have formulae link to their machine-readable
> form (though as far as I know, not cut-and-paste directly from the
> HTML document).
> > Also, there seem to be very few cross-references - once you get
> > into a section, there is masses of information, with no
> "See also...." and
> > the like.
> Well, this is not a format issue, but a content issue. Perhaps we
> (including me) should spend more time working on documentation ....
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