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I agree with @tohecz that this is a bit of a scattered question, but I'll try to answer each individual part and bring it all together. The highlight of everything that follows: With LaTeX (and TeX systems in general), it's essential to realize that even though TeX is processing your document and LaTeX has defined a format you should try and stick to, ...

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There are two main differences I see between text processors and LaTeX: TeX is a typesetting system. LaTeX is about ridding you of the burden of trying to do page and paragraph layout. Layouting was done for you by people who really know this stuff. This is the main reason why Word documents look so ugly: many authors fiddle with the layout settings ...

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Regarding bold, the best practice is to use the \textbf{bold text} commnad. As the link you provided says, the \bf command is deprecated. Now, for italicized text the best practice is to use \textit{italicized text}, which is the equivalent of the previous command. The \emph command you are using is intended for emphasizing, as some commenters have posted. ...

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