Every once in awhile, I have to load up a document with equations. Planning journals have no idea what to do with LaTex.
So I wind up with MS Word documents. In the past, I’ve just typeset the equation in LaTex and saved it as a pdf file.
This time out, I wanted to give Microsoft a chance, as I am using the new, very nice Mac version of MS Word.
The equation editor is more stable and less clunky, but it’s a ribbon you have to scroll through for symbols. Now, maybe that’s faster for people who were used to dealing with the equation editor, but those of us from LaTex who are used to just typing \sigma^a_t, the idea that you are going to scroll through the ribbon for the right positioning template, then scroll through for the ribbon for the sigma, then finally get to use your keyboard for a and b is hell.
Oh, and I’M OLD YOU YOUNG COMPUTER SCIENCE BASTARDS. Ribbons with buttons on them the size of half a dime are illegible even with my reading glasses.