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If you're looking for a step up from Markdown but not as complex as LaTeX, take a look at MultiMarkdown. It's Markdown but with lots of extra features added and easy conversion to LaTeX, PDF or HTML. From the site: MultiMarkdown adds these features to the basic Markdown syntax: footnotes tables citations and bibliography (works best in LaTeX ...


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For an understanding of some of the terms used in the answer (which is essentially quoting of sections from CMS), consider looking at this. For a quick answer: The Chicago Manual of Style (borrowed from here) has the following to say about pagination: Using arabic numerals, number the pages in the upper right corner. Do not number the title page but ...


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I would guess that most editors want readable copies of text, so either a printed version or a common file format such as PDF or Word. You can create both from (La)TeX. Wether or not a publisher will appreciate a .tex file after the manuscript as been accepted for publication by the editor will depend on the publishing process. Format: Scientific journals ...


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The fact that software offers certain possibilities of markup does not mean that you should use them. A good example is underlining. To my knowledge all software allows underlining of text; nevertheless underlining is not longer used in professional publications from newspapers to magazines to books since the demise of the typewriter. That said, indentation ...


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LaTeX is fine as it will deliver a printable .pdf for initial approval to a publisher and many templates from scientific publishers, freely available from a basic web search can be loaded, including Springer and many others LaTeX templates Springer


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I would still recommend latex. Its maintainable, I have edited ten year old documents.


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I've seen this up for quite a while now and will take a stab at answering your question. However, the answer is much more complicated than the question. The simple answer is yes, Python is used to convert text to braille tags, and a LaTex package is used to print out the symbols. IF the brailler you are using is not designed for use with a proprietary ...


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If you are asking about writing tools, you might want to try Lyx. Lyx is a front-end to LaTex and for that reason is a writing tool rather than a typesetting tool. Scrivener is another writing tool, but it is proprietary. Scrivener supports Multimarkdown. While you may have read all over the web that LaTex is all about scientific and manual formulae, in the ...


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Indentation will always depend on the style guide you're using, so you should always check that first. The following assumes Chicago rules. With regards, to paragraph indentation, see: Should I indent the first line of the first paragraph in a chapter? In addition to the indentation rules, you should also have no extra spaces separating your paragraphs. ...


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No. I write books. The reading experience of a book comes not only from the abstract content of the text, but from its visual appearance as well. Text has a surface. When I write, I need to see the text as it will appear on the printed page, otherwise I am unable to compose its visual rhythm and structure.


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It might sound very Silly, but the best thing you can do is to use the notepad with a different font, so that you like it. Formatting will be a big waste of time, and using conventional MS Word or others different than the usual notepad won't allow you to use version control . The best control version is through TXT files! After finishing your story, ...



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