If you are using complex mathematical equations and/or special symbols, you should use this software.
- Pro: Free and powerful non-GUI alternative to MSWord and WordPerfect, etc. Beautiful-looking documents, high level of control and consistency. Automatically generates your table of contents, formats front matter, and no need to edit page numbers or margins. Simply select 12 point type and 1 1/2 or 2-line spacing and precede your thesis with a properly formatted set of UGA-standard abstract, title, copyright, and approval pages. Not necessary to:
- Use a special UGA style sheet if you are using LaTeX, AMS-TeX, or similar mathematical text formatters.
- Comply with all format guidelines that apply to conventional word processors.
- Con: Non-graphical interface, pretty steep learning curve
It is understood that you do not control the format of the table of contents, chapter headings, and the like. Take care to follow all of the format specifications of your academic discipline, and to use LaTeX correctly, not running material out into the margins, nor mistyping opening and closing quotation marks, nor mixing up mathematical and textual italics.