Linked by Andy Roberts on Mon 6th Jun 2005 18:19 UTC
Features, Office Anyone who has used Microsoft Word for a reasonable amount of time will recognise my very own Andy's Laws on Word:
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LaTeX much better for scientific documents
by Flav on Mon 6th Jun 2005 20:11 UTC

I have to agree with the author. In college/university, esp. in the Math/Engineering departments LaTeX is a lifesaver.

I made the mistake of using Word for my 80+ page undergrad thesis. Big mistake. Every little change kills the whole table of contents. Also, it has an invisible figure/table counting problem that will make the number skip every time after the F9 update is used! I had to manually go into the reference codes and force renumbering (doing that to 35 figures is a major pain).

Not to mention that Equation editor outputs are of different size depending on the size of the formula. This is very frown upon on almost all journals and conferences.

Never again will I write any scientific docs in Word.