I've recently stumbled upon LaTex and I'm really interested in it. I did a quick search to see if this question has been previously asked and didn't seem to find anything. I was wondering which typesetting system would be best to learn first. Is it a case by case basis? Is it all by preference? I was told to ask questions that can be answered and not just discussed so I guess my official question is:
Is choosing a typesetting system to use all based on preference or is it on a case by case basis? If it is not either of those, and instead there is a type that is best for beginners, which type would that be. Thanks!
(Thanks to Ethan for fixing my tags)
Edit: I was asked to elaborate my goals so here you go.
The reason I wish to learn a typesetting system (language?) is so that I can:
- Increase my basic skill-set
- Create more consistent documents for school (a lot of assignments I turn in have the same or a similar layout
- Get a better understanding of what goes into document creation
- Attain the ability to create nicer looking documents using a system that I am more comfortable with (Word requires too much mouse movements to create nice looking documents. I had previously learned how to effectively use VI and VIM so I like being able to just use the keyboard)
I hope that helps you guys help me a bit better.