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Using Word vs. LaTex
I am planning to write a book on project management and have it published by Lulu. An advisor suggested that I download and learn the free LaTex publishing software. He claims that it will make it easier overall especially when it comes to the publishing side. However, I'd very much not like to learn a new software if I don't have to. This adds another mountain to the already difficult challenge of writing a book in the first place.
I just registered for Lulu and I notice there's some good stuff on formatting for Word which is my choice. So my question is this: Is there really any compelling reason for me to use anything other than Word? I doubt if there will be many footnotes, perhaps some graphics. But this will largely be a "how-to" tome for the professional project manager not a peer-reviewed journal. So does Word sound sufficient to this task? Is there some set of criteria that would push this over into "must use publishing software" territory?