April 30, 2005

Mysteries of Academic Publishing

Why oh why do publishers require you to submit your manuscript in LaTeX, using their particular, and particularly ugly, style file, only to pour everything into Microsoft Word? Why oh why, if they are going to do this, do they not have a reliable way of translating the math into Word, where by "reliable" I mean "does not introduce an error about one time in four"? (Yes, yes, I know, we should all have nothing worse to complain of, or more onerous to do than sit in a cafe, surrounded by pretty flowers in bloom, and revise proof sheets.)


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Three-Toed Sloth