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2014-02-13 23:55 GMT+01:00 e-letter <>:

OK, fair enough but as a latex user, was amazed to read a claim that
LO provides greater control! :)

​They are tools. Power users of each tools will find that they are on the
"better" side.
Some peoples feel that latex, with all the commands everywhere is too
​complicated, but when you learn a bit about it it's ok. Same for
LibreOffice; there's properties dialog everywhere, multiple levels of
styles, and not-always intuitive page management, but when you learn a bit
about it it's ok.
And in both case, doing anything that's more advanced will require more
learning. Setting up the "best" template for your work can be tedious with
any tools, LO and latex included. But writing a ~100 lines latex class file
to match an (imposed) template is as tedious as setting the correct chain
of styles in LO...

Regarding the "greater control" statement, it's the same. You can have a
lot of control in both, but it's gonna be some work. But I'll concede, one
of latex advantages is that it have sensible default settings for various
usages :)

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