I'm sorry but ive been busy with Latex for maybe 10 hours or so, I have yet to find the use of it. I can do the same in Word in half an hour.

This take so much time, and costs everyone time and money. What is the meaning of this? Other than it being beautiful and perhaps a bit pretentious.

I cannot figure out the real efficiency if every single line has to be looked up and differentiated every single time and specified.

This take MORE than less.

There is none social impact in this program that I have found. Anyone care to defend?

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! At least bringing so many different people together here on this site (and also on other platforms) seems already to be a quite big social impact of TeX, don't you think? See also: tex.stackexchange.com/a/1760/47927 – Jasper Habicht Mar 31 at 18:48
  • Please be a bit more specific as to what "been busy with Latex for maybe 10 hours or so" might entail. And what use case you expecting to find? – Mico Mar 31 at 18:55
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    Experience has shown that Word documents are not stable; try and process Word documents from some previous time ago. Large Word documents tend to become incompilable. The typeset output from LaTeX is highly professional. I have no idea what you mean when you say "every single line has to be looked at and differentiated every single time and specified.". What is the social impact of Word? Why should any typesetting program have a social impact? – Peter Wilson Mar 31 at 19:08
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    see also tex.stackexchange.com/q/120154/2388 – Ulrike Fischer Mar 31 at 19:21
  • This is a bit like going to a catholic monastery and asking why one would want to adopt catholic belief system. You may get a number of interesting answers, but not necessarily very neutral ones. I also do not know where you can get qualified, neutral answers. (For those who want to jump on me: I do use and like LaTeX, but also think that at least some answers under tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1756/… are not as neutral as one could wish them to be.) – user238301 Mar 31 at 21:15

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