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Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends

If you were asked to show examples of beautifully typeset documents in TeX & friends, what would you suggest? Preferably documents available online (I'm aware I could go to a bookstore and find ...
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30answers
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How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma?

I wrote a book about LaTeX, and my proud grandma wanted to have a copy. So she got it, said "What a beautiful picture on the cover!" and - "What is this, LaTeX?". She doesn't know Word, never used a ...
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17answers
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LaTeX in Industry

I know LaTeX is used a lot in academia to format papers and dissertations. How is LaTeX used in industry and what are some examples? I am wondering whether knowing LyX will give me a leverage when ...
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How can you use LaTeX to write a document with other people?

I imagine that many users are or were [PhD] students, so I would like to know: how do you use LaTeX to write a document (like the final dissertation) that requires many revisions from other people. ...
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7answers
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Visual comparison between LaTeX and Word output (hyphenation, typesetting, ligatures etc)

I really want to convince my friends and family that LaTeX is the choice for them when it comes to formatting and creating beautiful documents. I am aware of the major advantages that come with using ...
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6answers
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Would using LaTex instead of LibreOffice benefit me for writing my dissertation?

I am a complete LaTeX/TeX novice. I know nothing about it and have never used it. I have been reading about it today as it was been recommended to me but I can't work out if it is suitable for my use ...
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4answers
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Finding a more efficient editor for collaboration of LaTeX people and Word people

Background My supervisor often wants to edit my papers, so he frequently asks for word version of the paper. I tried latex2rtf, but it is very limited in terms of packages and customized commands. ...
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3answers
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Seeking review on a document with people unfamiliar with TeX

I am a great fan of TeX, LaTeX and LyX, but recently I wrote some minutes and then tried to send them off for other people to review. There was no way I could send a TeX file; no-one would know what ...
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1answer
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Convince employer to use TeX over MS Word [closed]

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 ...
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4answers
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Macros: MS Word vs. TeX & friends

This is a follow-up question to How to convert TeX-illiterate coworkers to LaTeX?. To better demonstrate the power of TeX & friends and dismiss the competition (e.g. MS Word, Open Office), I need ...
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What packages are useful for (secondary school) teachers?

I'm trying to bring LaTeX to some of my colleague-teachers (in secondary schools, pupils 12->18 years old). They all seem quite reluctant to change. So I'm trying to collect some quick-win ...