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This totally cracked me up XD

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    This also applies to LibreOffice
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    Can't relate... With all the anchors and wraps set correctly nothing gets messed up
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    LaTeX <3
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    @Enbaku Once I got "reasonably good" at LaTeX, I also got better at MS / Libre Office.

    The trick with all of it is to separate content and templating, view text and styling as separate.

    It's like HTML & CSS: You don't inline your styles. You give elements classes, and apply styles to those classes.

    In Word, you should only apply the elements (header, paragraph, etc), and then -- once you're done with the text -- create/apply a template. No double enters, just adjust your paragraph or row spacing. No adjusting color of emphasized words, no adding rows to start a new page or adding spaces to align content. Style should automatically follow from your template, and disabling the template should leave you with a clean, almost plain text document.

    For LaTeX, I made a bunch of templates for stuff I use: I have an ebook template optimized for smallish e-ink screens, Laboratory notebooks (mhchem/chemfig), Code/API documentation, etc.
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    @Enbaku Advantage of LaTeX templating is also that I can easily take a Lab logbook which was optimized for print on A4 (small font, margins/row spacing for notes), and easily convert it into a Kindle ebook (small pages & big font, grayscale-optimized contrasts, tiny margins for better screen space usage)
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    I was about to say what a shitty meme graphic and then was like “ohhhh”
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