Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 12:58:38 -0500

Author: pojhome

Subject: Re: Software for Creating Lab Manuals


I created the physics lab manuals at Collin County College in Adobe
PageMaker, using MathType for math symbols and equations. PageMaker is the
grand daddy of page layout programs, has no page limits, includes drawing
tools for diagrams, and allows you to import text blocks and graphics. I
started using it in 1987 when I wrote and edited the Macintosh Users Group
newsletter at E-Systems Garland divcision. Most professional layout editors
use it.


----- Original Message -----
From: "George M. Caplan"
Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 6:06 AM
Subject: Software for Creating Lab Manuals

> I am using MS Word to create lab manuals, which are often more than
> 80 pages. It cannot do some of the things I want it to do (e.g. put the
> footer where I want it
> on a page in landscape mode). Several times I have been told that Word is
> not
> good for big documents like these -- especially when they have diagrams in
> them.
> Have you all used other software? Framemaker? Quark Expires? etc.
> Also, have you all tried LaTex?