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Being forced to use Word if you are used to LaTex is like use colorful plastic toy drill when you know how to operate CNC milling center.

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  • 7
    Being forced to understand and use word instead of LaTeX from scratch is better than the other way around. U.u
    My 2 cents
  • 3
    @h4xx3r yeah but you're not cool enough, here you're cool only if you use linux, command line, code ... everything with an easy GUI sucks
  • 0
    Latex is the best. Just have a standard template article for random docs. No way word is better!
  • 1
    Have you guys heard of overleaf?
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    @dontbeevil

    I've rarely seen people write latex in vim and compile through terminal these days, and most of the latex softwares come with friendly GUI
  • 0
    @Fjord It reminds me ShareLaTex back in my college days... Awesome tool for collaboration in LaTex.
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    @argorain

    I think overleaf bought over sharelatex, and many academic institutes offer academic license these days.
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    @Fjord I actually did that just like you said. Tmux+vim+makefile for latex. And still I see that as fastest approach to be honest.
    Online tools are cool, no argue there and definitely best for collaboration but it's online, therefore not so cool when writing on train with rather poor connectivity.
    Graphical LaTex editors seemed to me always to clumsy in comparison to actual writing LaTex. And use them only for writing and looking for output had no benefits for me since I am used to vim (and my bunch of addons) and tmux workflow.
    I am always following rule of thumb for decision what to use: Is it long document OR Is there lots of cross referencing OR Shall it be maintainable after one year or more? Use LaTex if possible. For short and simple ones (generally quickly write something and send it somewhere), use Writer (or Word). But that missing choice pisses me off sometimes.
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    @Fjord Oh, cool. Didn't noticed that. Thanks for info.
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    @argorain
    Overleaf has GitHub integrated feature, it'll suffice your need
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    @b4dev do you know that word comes with templates too?
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    @dontbeevil

    When you have to write a 300 pages thesis with high resolution images, you'll understand Microsoft word isn't a option
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