Lout is a batch document formatter. It reads a high-level description of a document similar in style
to LaTeX and produces a PostScript file which can be printed on most laser printers.
Plain text and PDF output are also available.
Un merveilleux outil, simple, efficient, rapide, léger. Créez vos modèles de rapport, éditez à partir de vos données en quelques minutes, Allez beaucoup plus loin pour créer documents, livres...
Great for generating a wide variety of ps and pdf files. Far easier to use than Tex or Latex. One caveat about using the windows binary for lout 3.38: The README says to extract into c:\ and then to set your path to c:\lout\bin Unfortunately, this results in c:\bin and c:\lout.lib (at least on my system -- WinXp) but no c:\lout folder. I had to first create a folder called c:\lout and then extract to there, subsequently setting my path to include c:\lout\bin as directed in the README. It worked fine then. It may be that the my unzipper was not compatible and that c:\lout folder should have been created upon extraction. Here's one way to compile a file, let's call it 'a.lout' to pdf. At the windows command prompt, type: lout -PDF a.lout > a.pdf It is hard to overstate how much more pleasant it is to typeset in lout as compared to latex. Great program. Try it.