The incredible tale of the author who didn't want to do the publisher's job

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Abstract

In this article, I relate on a recent experience of mine: writing a book chapter for a publisher who doesn't have a clue about typesetting. I confess my futile attempt at using TeX for writing the chapter in question. I describe the hell that descended upon me for daring to do that. I however admit that the hell in question would have been even greater, hadn't I done so. This article is both a nervous breakdown and a laughter, and I am seeking for the reader's comfort.

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@InProceedings{	  verna.13.tug-1,
  author	= {Didier Verna},
  title		= {The incredible tale of the author who didn't want to do
		  the publisher's job},
  booktitle	= {TUGboat},
  issn		= 0896320,
  year		= 2013,
  editor	= {Barbara Beeton and Karl Berry},
  volume	= 34,
  number	= 3,
  abstract	= {In this article, I relate on a recent experience of mine:
		  writing a book chapter for a publisher who doesn't have a
		  clue about typesetting. I confess my futile attempt at
		  using \TeX{} for writing the chapter in question. I
		  describe the hell that descended upon me for daring to do
		  that. I however admit that the hell in question would have
		  been even greater, hadn't I done so. This article is both a
		  nervous breakdown and a laughter, and I am seeking for the
		  reader's comfort.}
}