LaTeX : Benefits & Issues

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LaTeX is a free, open-source document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. Is not a word processor! Instead, LaTeX encourages authors not to worry too much about the appearance of their documents but to concentrate on getting the right content. Latex is extremely stable, & handles complex documents easily no matter how large they are. LaTeX is incredibly flexible - there are templates for letters, presentations, bills, books, law texts, music scores, & even for chess game notations. Unlike most other point & click systems, LaTeX is time-consuming to learn as well as to use. LaTeX is not a WYSIWYG editor. CVsIntellect accentuates goodness of LaTeX without having you deal with the issues. All you need to do is to fill the information in a single-page WYSIWYG application & your impressive résumé (powered by LaTeX) is ready within minutes! - Its free!

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LaTeX : Benefits & Issues

  1. 1. 1 LaTeX: Benefits & Issues https://www.cvsintellect.com
  2. 2. 2 What is LaTeX https://www.cvsintellect.com  LaTeX is a free, open-source document preparation system for high-quality typesetting.  Is not a word processor! Instead, LaTeX encourages authors not to worry too much about the appearance of their documents but to concentrate on getting the right content.  LaTeX is based on the idea that it is better to leave document design to document designers, and to let authors get on with writing documents.
  3. 3. 3 Case for LaTeX https://www.cvsintellect.com Latex encourages structured writing, while other processors may compel you to work inconsistently. In word processors, compatibility is a big problem, even between versions of the same software. Latex is extremely stable, & handles complex documents easily no matter how large they are. It is multilingual with language-specific features, & is able to use PostScript & PDF features.
  4. 4. 4 ….Case for LaTeX https://www.cvsintellect.com You could benefit from its impressive high quality by starting with its default styles, but you are free to customize & modify everything. LaTeX is incredibly flexible - there are templates for letters, presentations, bills, books, law texts, music scores, & even for chess game notations. The sources of LaTeX are completely free & readable for everyone. This enables you to study & change everything, from core of LaTeX to the latest extension packages.
  5. 5. 5 ….Case for LaTeX https://www.cvsintellect.com LaTeX is portable in 3 ways - source, its implementation, & output. Word processor documents could be infected with viruses, malicious macros could destroy the data. LaTeX is not threatened by viruses. One of the advantages of LaTeX over other traditional systems is its ability to produce high typographical quality of the documents. Longevity: LaTeX has been around for over thirty years, and the underlying language hasn't changed very much in that time.
  6. 6. 6 ….Case for LaTeX https://www.cvsintellect.com With LaTeX, you have the option to control ‘content’ and ‘presentation’ separate. TeX files are lot smaller than .doc or .docx file. TeX produces much more closely kerned and fine- tuned print than any word processor. Unlike Word-processors, there is no invisible end of paragraph character that in a spooky way contains all layout instructions.
  7. 7. 7 Case Against LaTeX https://www.cvsintellect.com Unlike most other point & click systems, LaTeX is time-consuming to learn as well as to use. LaTeX is not a WYSIWYG editor.
  8. 8. 8 https://www.cvsintellect.com  A résumé can be used for many years in your working life, it will grow with the time. LaTeX is stable and remains mostly compatible, so you can reuse your résumé when you apply for the next job in 10 years.  When printed (as Postscript or PDF), LaTeX has a more polished, professional look than a document produced by a word processor.  Convert your LaTeX to PDF, which has free readers for almost any platform, and you are not forcing the recipient to own the proper version of expensive proprietary software to read it.  LaTeX gives you complete control over the layout of your document. Benefits of LaTeX Résumés
  9. 9. 9 https://www.cvsintellect.com  LaTeX can be converted to a number of different formats.  LaTeX itself and many converters, viewers, and add-on packages are free.  If you need to add a list of publications, conference talks, and similar things to your CV – it is very nicely, and easily handled in LaTeX. With word processors it gets really messy, especially if you have to keep updated your CV in different languages.  You are signaling to an employer that you have taste, a certain degree of intellect, and a bit of non-crowd-following behavior. It also draws attention from potential employers who appreciate TeX. ….Benefits of LaTeX Résumés
  10. 10. 10 https://www.cvsintellect.com  CVsIntellect accentuates goodness of LaTeX without having you deal with the issues.  All you need to do is to fill the information in a single-page WYSIWYG application & your impressive résumé (powered by LaTeX) is ready within minutes! - Its free!  We use 256 bit SSL encryption for all data transfer Further, we are hosted on Google server, so we are incredibly secure.  There are a variety of templates to choose from & provision for selecting & adding custom sections; e-mailing CVs directly.  Provision for importing LinkedIn profile. How CVsIntellect can help?
  11. 11. 11 https://www.cvsintellect.com  www.latex-project.org  tex.stackexchange.com  www.toofishes.net  www.haptonstahl.org Resources
  12. 12. 12 https://www.cvsintellect.com Visit us at : https://www.cvsintellect.com Write to us at : contactus@cvsintellect.com Address : CVsIntellect - The Resume Specialists Suite - 34, New House, 67-68 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N 8JY, United Kingdom Contact Us

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