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Other tools

UNIX does provide some useful tools that can be used with any form of document preparation. In particular, everyone should know about the following ones.

will count words and lines in a file.
will check the spelling of words in a file and provide a list of errors.

We particularly recommend the use of the latter...One other point ought to be mentioned here: laser printers are relatively slow and are expensive to run. Draft sections of a document need not be typeset simply for the purposes of proof-reading, and may simply be printed out on the standard line-printer. Please avoid laserprinting your output whenever possible.