I am starting my dissertation and I am searching for a simple yet nice template. I found a collection here but I want to make sure I find a template that meets some of these perhaps unreasonable requirements:
Output can an be easily converted into MS Word. I know, heresy! The thing is that I need to interact with non-LaTeX people who like to use MS Word trackchanges.
Output can be easily converted into XHTML. I like to publish my writings on the web, in XHTML. For example, this is conversion from PDF to XHTML had to be done manually since the automatic converters would choke with the two-column layout. So I'd like to avoid manual translation as much as possible.
Easily switch between one to two column layout. I'm new to LaTeX but the way I understand LaTeX stylesheets is that it is very similar to the relationship between HTML and CSS. If this is the case, then I assume it is not very difficult to simply switch stylesheets to go from 1 to 2 columns layout without having to change any of the content of the .tex file. Is this a fair representation of the situation?