If you’re going to write, write with LaTeX

MacTeX 2017 was released last week.  If you have a mac, go and download it here.

I’ve talked about writing with \LaTeX a couple times in the past already.  And I have to reiterate what (little) I’ve said before again.  I’m a huge believer in the program and the beautiful docs it generates.  And to give an example of how powerful the program is, check out this post on Stack Exchange about resuming a list’s numbering:

I’d like to be able to resume an enumerated list, continuing the old numbering, after some intervening text which should not be formatted like a list item. Is there a nice way to do this?

In particular, I don’t want to start a second list with a hard-coded initial counter value, because that will break if I change the number of items in the first list.

The top-voted reply:

This can easily be done using the enumitem package, for example:

  \item One
  \item Two
Some text
  \item Three

Can you do that as easily in MS Word?  Hell, can you even do that in MS Word?  Fuck no.  Get the fuck out of here.

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