Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 27 of 27

Thread: How many words do you get on a page?

  1. #21
    Senior Member Ole Juul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Location
    Coalmont, BC, Canada
    Posts
    406
    Thanks
    560
    Thanked 391 Times in 207 Posts
    Rep Power
    1

    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    emacs or vi*?
    lol Those are indeed the best choices. Actually I mostly use an old PCMag utility called Ted. It's only 3K. And yes, I'm actually in DOS when I write. I have a separate networked pure DOS machine for writing. If I'm in my desktop machine, which runs FreeBSD, I use an editor called ne. I'm not a professional, but I've been into computers as a tool since before the PC and I'm a bit weird.

  2. #22
    Senior Member guyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Brooklyn NY
    Posts
    566
    Thanks
    104
    Thanked 392 Times in 245 Posts
    Rep Power
    5

    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Ted sounds like an ed clone. Yikes!

    I tend to write more by hand these days. If it’s worthwhile, i type it up with emacs + auctex. I am a laTeX diehard/zealot and the auctex package is the best tool for writing laTeX. At work i use Overleaf for laTeX because it will work on any machine with an internet connection and a web browser.

    I use vim, too, but generally only for quick fixes & sysadmin type editing.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to guyy For This Useful Post:

    Ole Juul (September 9th, 2020)

  4. #23
    Senior Member azkid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    2,016
    Thanks
    3,725
    Thanked 1,676 Times in 821 Posts
    Rep Power
    6

    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    Ted sounds like an ed clone. Yikes!

    I tend to write more by hand these days. If it’s worthwhile, i type it up with emacs + auctex. I am a laTeX diehard/zealot and the auctex package is the best tool for writing laTeX. At work i use Overleaf for laTeX because it will work on any machine with an internet connection and a web browser.

    I use vim, too, but generally only for quick fixes & sysadmin type editing.
    I don't often run across folks that use LaTeX, emacs and vim. Cheers!

  5. #24
    Senior Member VertOlive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    The Island
    Posts
    3,843
    Thanks
    3,992
    Thanked 3,681 Times in 1,598 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    When I write anything—anything—can happen. Much like a fractal conformation. That completely torpedoes any meaningful word count from me. But I thought you should know that.
    "Nolo esse salus sine vobis ...” —St. Augustine

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to VertOlive For This Useful Post:

    Jon Szanto (September 9th, 2020), Ole Juul (September 9th, 2020)

  7. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    57
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 44 Times in 22 Posts
    Rep Power
    2

    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Whew Emacs, vim, Latex reminds me of my research lab days....

    Code was written in microsoft VS while I did alot of editing with emacs on the go....

    LateX was one tool I wish I used more often, formatting on other processors isn't the same, plus the other perks like math formulae etc

    But back to the original questions, I used to cram math onto sheets by folding them in half then scribbling with a EF pencil or FP.... so front and back filled with calculations...

    As for writing I get a good 4~5 paragraphs about and thats around 800-1100 words?

  8. #26
    Senior Member FredRydr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Carlisle, Pennsylvania USA
    Posts
    3,830
    Thanks
    973
    Thanked 4,352 Times in 1,874 Posts
    Rep Power
    13

    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    I'm afraid to count, 'cause the next page won't be anything like the first...and so on.

  9. #27
    Senior Member Jon Szanto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    5,515
    Thanks
    6,120
    Thanked 8,826 Times in 3,282 Posts
    Rep Power
    17

    Default Re: How many words do you get on a page?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I'm afraid to count, 'cause the next page won't be anything like the first...and so on.
    True dat.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •