My dad's an author (English books with some Arabic) and until recently has been using WordPerfect for DOS for all his writing. He's been moving to Word and hates the lack of control he has compared to WP. I'm looking for options and LaTeX seems to be a good one. Here are the things I'd like to be able to do:
- Arabic inline text
- Support for chapters (as separate files)
- Support for ebook output (epub/mobi)
- Cross platform environment (Mac and Windows)
- Some way to move from WP and Word
Is this realistic with LaTeX, and what would be the best way to start for a newbie?