Check out http://www.tug.org/. (tug = TeX Users Group.) You should be able to find all the links you need there plus FAQs.
----- Original Message ----- From: Guy Brandenburg <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Barron, Alfred [PRI] <ABARRON@prius.jnj.com>; <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 11:17 PM Subject: Re: Teaching Algebra
> LaTeX is free? Heck, I had to pay almost $50, out of my own pocket, to get > MathType. > Where can one download it? > Guy > > Michael Moy wrote: > > > It's a bit clunky but legible. I think that I prefer LaTeX output as the > > spacing can be better. One other big assumption is that the recipient will > > be able to read a .doc file. > > True. But I cannot read a LaTeX file. > > > I don't know if WordPad will do or if you need MicrosoftWord to read a file > > like this. This automatically comes up as a StarOffice application on my > > home system. I don't think that I would be able to read this on my Sun > > system though. > > Can't answer either question. Can others? > > > When you pick a development platform, you assume that everyone else will > > have access to the same platform. With software, you can use a relatively > > portable language like C and just about everyone will be able to do > > development. It's not clear to me that everyone will have access to > > Sketchpad and Word. Tex or Latex seems to be common for doing math > > documents, perhaps because it is available on so many platforms and because > > it is generally available for free or low cost. > > Well, for us non-university-connected K-12 teachers, Word and Sketchpad are > (I think) sort of becoming defacto math standards, whether we like it or not. > I have never had anybody offer to send me a file in LaTeX. Sketchpad, yes. > > > On Tue, 09 May 2000 20:31:32 Guy Brandenburg wrote: > > >FWIW, I find that you can cut-and-paste great geometry illustrations > > >using Sketchpad and Word, as well as MathType. I attach a sample. Please > > >give me some feedback on whether this is legible to y'all or not. When I > > >print these out for my students' worksheets, handouts, quizzes, tests > > >and so on, they look rather professional, even in my own, obviously > > >unbiased opinion. > > >Guy Brandenburg >