I would not be surprised if this was closed because it isn't considered constructive. So lets all dispense with the fanboi comments. I have read a few of the posts on this site. I am in a struggle with my employer. We have to compile three training manuals for the users of a major 3rd party application. This application is produced by a major software vendor. Our in-house manuals are produced by our group, and are geared toward the way our organization use the app. I have shown my boss what the manuals can look like if written using LaTeX (MikTeX).
He is un-impressed, and is able to deflate my arguments for LaTeX with the following comment.
These manuals need to be written collaboratively; by all four of us. I don’t have time to learn to us another word processor, and neither does the rest of the group. Word is what we have, and will use. The IT crowd here will not install this on our machines. These need to be written using the default software installed on these machines. I don’t care how nice they can look, how easy they are [for you] to update. I don’t care how simplistic it is to update the style and transpose that among all of our documents.
Does anyone have a convincing rebuttal to this kind of thinking? It sounds like the “my hands are tied, “argument.