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When I began writing my master’s thesis, I had a big decision to make: Microsoft Word or LaTeX.  I didn’t like the equation formatting in Word, but I could live with it.  However, I was at the tail end of a campus thesis editor who HATED LaTeX, and so I was told that I would save myself a lot of heartache if I just went with Word.  I also figured that the learning curve was significantly less steep for Word. I was wrong on both counts, and the equation formatting ended up being the least of my concerns. As it turns out, writing a large document in Microsoft Word required me to learn to use settings I wasn’t familiar with.  For instance, I had to learn to put pictures in such that they would be recognized by the program as a figure.  Then, I had to make a table giving…

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