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...and TeX.

LO for spreadsheets, draw and presentations (although up to last week, I was professionally tied to Powerpoint -- good riddance!), and for smaller text documents.
For anything needing multiple figures/equations/references, and for things which take some time to put together or are written collaboratively, it's LaTeX all the way -- it just handles the references better, it knows what vector graphics are, and you can put it in a repository and trace changes.

Full ack. And TeX when the formatting is important and when document needs to look nice or needs to be printed out. And if you do not want to have troubles with re-sizing of pictures or tables generally. Not even spoken of maths, formulas and special characters or fonts.


@darkblue @LittleJoeMuc

Formatting: Most people using MS word no nothing about templates, and MS doesn't make it easy to use them. After using TeX for a few months, OpenOffice 1.0 came out, I had Templates worked out in no time, and since then I have to try hard not to shout at people anytime they format fonts or paragraphs by hand.

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